Education Timeline

Federal Student Loans Help Now, Hinder Later

Federal Student Loans

Federal student loans are a controversial subject these days. Once viewed as the saving grace for individuals who could not afford the astronomical cost of college, we have now learned that once the required semesters are complete, students find themselves swimming in debt due to federal student loans. Presidential candidate, real estate mogul, and reality… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million To College Fund For Undocumented Immigrants

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants, Yahoo News is reporting. Thedream.us is a scholarship clearinghouse for DREAMers — that is, children of undocumented immigrants — started by former Washington Post publisher Donald Graham. Other donors, besides Zuckerberg, include The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, David Bloomberg’s… Read more »

After A Long Ban, Soda Machines And Deep Fryers Are Back At Texas Schools

Texas schools deep fryer

As part of a plan to combat childhood obesity, Texas schools are once again allowing deep fryers and soda machines, KUT (Austin) is reporting. And if the phrases “combat childhood obesity” and “allowing deep fryers and soda machines” in the same sentence doesn’t make sense to you, you’re not alone. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller… Read more »

Grinding Officially Banned From Kansas High School’s Dances

Grinding, No Not This Kind

Grinding has officially been banned from Haven High School’s dances in Haven, Kansas, and before you ask, no not the kind of grinding pictured above. (Image chosen for sensitive eyes.) The announcement came with shock and a brief description from WIBW, which referred to the practice as students dancing “back-to-front with the person in back… Read more »

Alabama’s ‘Rape Bait’ Case: Decision Could Take Months

sparkman middle school

Alabama’s “rape bait” case is now in the hands of the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Although the incident occurred in 2010, the case was tied up in court for more than five years. The three-judge panel already heard testimony from both sides. However, deliberations are expected to last several months. In 2010, a… Read more »

Catholic University Has ‘Too Many Crosses,’ Is Offensive To Muslim Students, Says Prof. John Banzhaf

Catholic University May Have Too Many Crosses

Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has attracted the criticism of a George Washington University professor, and his reasoning has many pro-religious and conservative commentators fuming. John Banzhaf, a law professor at GWU, believes that the cross-town university is violating the rights of Muslim students to practice their religion. How, you may be wondering?… Read more »

Marylin Zuniga: Third Grade Teacher’s Infuriating Assignment Gets Her Fired

Marylin Zuniga Fired

Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher of the third grade at New Jersey’s Forest Street Elementary School, has been fired. According to the NJ website, Zuniga had allowed, and some say encouraged, her students to write “get-well” letters to a convicted cop killer. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old poet who’d once been on death row before getting… Read more »