Although we often hear about how China is in hot economic competition with the U. S., we don’t hear as frequently how eerily similar their education system is to ours. “The Chinese government has always…
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The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice recently published an analysis entitled, “More Than Scores: An Analysis of Why and How Parents Choose Private Schools.”
Education savings accounts, or ESA’s, are like scholarships, where 90% of what the state would pay per student would be given to parents in a bank account-like program.
The Center for American Progress recently held a panel discussion on the topic of executive agency overreach, which several panelists called “regulatory capture.”
As the U. S. lurches towards a planned economy, it might be interesting to look at the experiences of countries which have already adopted this approach.
It turns out that the man famous for concocting “the Phillips Curve” that a generation of economics students had to memorize didn’t believe in it himself.
The recent Modern Language Association (MLA) held a session called, “Vulnerable Expression and the Arab Uprisings” to take a closer look at the post-Arab Spring world.
In one of the better attended panel discussions, the MLA’s panel on academic boycott of Israeli universities was contentious and one-sided.
David Yaffe of Syracuse University headlined a sparsely-attended (eight people) panel discussion on “The Seventies in Black and White: A Soundtrack.“ Yaffe said that he and singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell “smoked a joint together” when he was interviewing her.
He felt that he was “the Rip Van Winkle of the sustainability group” at the MLA and mentioned that twenty years ago, this was an issue at the MLA’s annual convention.