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2 days ago

I Am A College Graduate And A Fast-Food Worker

(I am not writing this for sympathy, but simply to advocate for what I have experienced over the past few months)

Tuesdays national #FightFor15 protests have sparked-yet again- the good ole who deserves more money debate on my timeline. Ive always supported the increase in minimum wage for everyone including fast-food workers and my stance has not changed.

However, its been improved.

I graduated with my bachelors in journalism with a minor in political science. I was one of the lucky college students who knew what major I wanted to undertake. I fell in love with policy along the way. I completed internships on Capitol Hill in Nashville and Washington, D.C., Ive written s

3 months ago

Are education savings accounts the new private school vouchers? - MyStatesman.com

Highlights Education savings accounts would allow students to use state money for other education options.

Proponents of the accounts said it will give parents more choice in their childs education.

Opponents said the accounts will give public money to private schools without holding them as accountable.

Public school supporters want to keep state money out of the pockets of private schools, although the idea popular among conservatives is gaining traction months before the legislative session.

Advocates of the so-called school choice movement want the state to give each Texas student who no long

5 months ago

Cardinal Health CEO working to improve public education - Columbus Dispatch

Health care is George Barretts day job, but improving education throughout Columbus gets asignificant amount of his attention as well. The chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health has earned areputation on the Columbus Partnership for his leadership to support public education.

Barrett co-chaired the Columbus Education Commission at the request of then-Mayor Michael B.Coleman and he co-chairs an entity growing out of the commissions work FutureReady Columbus with Mayor Andrew J. Ginther.

FutureReady CEO and President Lillian Lowery, who has headed public education systems for thestates of Maryland and Delaware, praises Barrett for bringing his corporate leadership skills andhis pas

8 months ago

Extracurriculars are robbing students of their education (essay) - Inside Higher Ed

A couple years ago, I noticed something strange: intelligent and interested students were showing up to class without having done the reading. That might not sound shocking, but even those who came to class early and stayed late to ask questions and were deeply invested in the topics under discussion were routinely failing to put even modest efforts toward preparing for class. Puzzled, I asked them why. They claimed simply not to have the time to read or prepare for class due to commitments to extracurricular activities.

My students are not dumb. Nor are they lazy. Can so many of them really be so busy singing in a cappella groups, planting trees for the environment and playing intram

1 year ago

How To Get A Great College Degree

But are a little unsure about how to go about it, look no further, if you're looking to graduate from college. You need to know some definite things about your education. The article below has the information you need to help you become a college graduate. Keep reading to find out more.

Before you choose what you'll major in when you go to college, take a look at what jobs are available in your area. You don't want to get out of school and only be able to get jobs that are below your skill level. If you have to after getting out of school, consider saving to relocate.