Education

  • 09.23.17

    Why We Must Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy, Not Lower Them

    When Barack Obama was president, congressional Republicans were deficit hawks. They opposed almost everything Obama wanted to do by arguing it would increase the federal budget deficit....

    When Barack Obama was president, congressional Republicans were deficit hawks. They opposed almost everything Obama wanted to do by arguing it would increase the federal budget deficit.

  • 04.29.17

    2017 Climate March

    On April 29th 2017 the Sanders Institute was a partner of the Climate March. We brought our own signs to help raise awareness about scientific facts around climate change that we passed out and, and found others in the crowd that also sought to educate. This article compiles some of our favorites, and describes ...

    On April 29th 2017 the Sanders Institute was a partner of the Climate March. 

    We brought our own signs to help raise awareness about scientific facts around climate change that we passed out and, and found others in the crowd that also sought to educate.

    This article compiles some of our favorites, and describes the facts behind them. 

    Climate March 3

  • 03.09.17

    Senator Nina Turner's educational opportunities led her to a career in public service

    In this interview with Diverse, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner says her opportunities - internships and fellowships made available through the college - combined with academics, led to her career in public service....

    In this interview with Diverse, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner says her opportunities — internships and fellowships made available through the college — combined with academics, led to her career in public service.

  • 03.07.17

    School Choice 101

    Many Republicans have lauded school choice for a number of years. In fact, the new administration's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has strongly supported school choice. As the new administration addresses education in the United States, it is important to understand what they mean when they say "School Choice....

    Many Republicans have lauded school choice for a number of years. In fact, the new administration's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has strongly supported school choice.

    As the new administration addresses education in the United States, it is important to understand what they mean when they say "School Choice." This fact article answers key questions about school choice including:

    1) What do people mean when they say school choice?

    2) What is the voucher program?

    3) How does the voucher program work?

    4) What are the other school choice programs?

    5) Why is school choice controversial?

    6) What have been the results of school choice programs so far? 

  • 03.07.17

    Bill To Watch - HR 899

    On February 7, 2017, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced a bill to terminate the Department of Education on December 31, 2018. As of March 6, 2017 the bill has eight co-sponsors. This article allows you to read the bill and see its co-sponsors....

    On February 7, 2017, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced a bill to terminate the Department of Education on December 31, 2018. As of March 6, 2017 the bill has eight co-sponsors. 

    This article allows you to read the bill and see its co-sponsors.

  • 11.30.16

    Dr. Cornel West And Robert George In Discussion: Liberal Arts Education

    While they are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Princeton Professors Robert George and Cornel West have spent the past several years teaching and lecturing together to accomplish a common goal: the provision of a true liberal arts education to their students. Through their courses and their friendship, t...

    While they are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Princeton Professors Robert George and Cornel West have spent the past several years teaching and lecturing together to accomplish a common goal: the provision of a true liberal arts education to their students. Through their courses and their friendship, they have served as examples of how, when two knowledgeable and principled individuals come together in an honest and non adversarial pursuit of truth, the competition of ideas deepens their own understanding of that truth.

  • 04.15.15

    Senator Bernie Sanders: 'Higher Education Should Be A Right'

    In this video from 2015, Senator Sanders discusses colleges and universities in the U.S. and his idea that college education should be a right. He points to Denmark as a country that has better outcomes than the United States where education is a right school from elementary through graduate is free. However, the...

    In this video from 2015, Senator Sanders discusses colleges and universities in the U.S. and his idea that college education should be a right.

    He points to Denmark as a country that has better outcomes than the United States where education is a right school from elementary through graduate is free.

    However, the Senator acknowledges that there are rising costs associated with college education here in the U.S. : "The cost of college has outpaced inflation." He states that while colleges and universities deserve a large part of the blame for those increases, a lot of state governments are withdrawing funding from those public schools which adds to the problem.

    Ultimately, the Senator states that while it is expensive, a more educated public benefits the entire country: "Higher education should be a right for people who have the ability and the desire because that makes our country better."

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