Opinion

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Out of high school, into military? There’s a better option

Most of the people who joined the military came from poor and working class families.

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College in the Rustbelt

Ever wonder what it's like to go to college in a declining city?

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Blame the brain?

Some scientists believe they have discovered why people commit human atrocities. It's our brains, they say.

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The voucher swindle hits New Jersey

Do former officials of the Bush administration and other right-wing Republican-connected people who lead these groups have any interest in educating working class and minority students?

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Recent college graduates see lower wages

Workers everywhere are suffering from the economic crisis and jobless "recovery." Some, however, fare better than others.

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Columbus Day questions

On this Columbus Day, let's consider the discrepancy between how newcomers are celebrated in our history but ostracized in our society.

 

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Obama, the debt, and "shared sacrifice"

"Shared sacrifice" has become a key talking point among many top politicians opposing the Republican Party's defense of the super-rich and refusal to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire.

Cheating, testing, and what's wrong with schools

Since the start of No Child Left Behind the perceived solution to our education situation has been clear: competition.

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Cuba and Venezuela shape new generation of "Revolutionary Doctors"

Brouwer traces the evolution of Cuba's health system that has led to Cuban-Venezuelan collaboration in providing health care for their people and medical assistance throughout the world.

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Miss USA geeks out over evolution

Alyssa Campanella, 21, the new Miss USA, called herself a "huge science geek" and said that evolution should be taught in schools.

 

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