When hurricane Sandy closed my campus for a few days, my students and I had to conduct our course online. It was wholly inadequate. Online learning cannot – and should not – replace the real-time dialogue of the in-person classroom.
The best case against the recent spate of GOP-sponsored voter ID photo laws disenfranchising voters can be traced back to two of the most revered Republicans in recent history, President Ronald Reagan and Chief Justice Warren Burger, a Richard Nixon appointee to the Supreme Court.
A Pennsylvania court will hear a suit challenging the state's voter ID law, which requires a volume of voter qualification proof not present in a Supreme Court ruling that upheld voter ID. Leading the charge: a 93-year-old black woman. If she loses, Republican voter suppression wins.
What concerned 'the help' I met in Mississippi in the 1960s was not embarrassing the white women they worked for (as in Kathryn Stockett's novel-turned-movie 'The Help'). They wanted real political power, beginning with voting rights.
The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project raises self-esteem and provides a creative outlet.
Tuition costs and other associated expenses for college average around $102,000. But the return on tuition costs in terms of increased earnings is about $570,000.
Among the qualities: 'attunement' and equipoise. America's budget crisis won't be solved through 'book smarts' alone.