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The Gates Foundation’s Education Projects

The Gates Foundation’s Education Projects

For many years the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has gone through extensive efforts to improve education. It was in 2009 when the foundation launched a project to improve teacher effectiveness in select primary and secondary schools in California, Florida,...
Changing the History Curriculum in Texas

Changing the History Curriculum in Texas

The Texas Board of Education at its meeting on September 14, 2018, had a preliminary vote with a goal to remove certain historical figures from the history curriculum currently in Texas schools. The reason given was to “streamline” what students learn in...
Teachers March for Equal Pay

Teachers March for Equal Pay

Why Teachers are Still on Strike In a movement sweeping through multiple states across the nation, teachers in the public education system have been on strike in statewide fashion, fighting for pay equality and public justice in the workplace. In states like West...
Government Investment in Higher Education Makes Sense

Government Investment in Higher Education Makes Sense

UNESCO Institute for Statistics reports that the number of students enrolled in higher education shot up from 6.1 million in 2000 to 12.2 million in 2013 in Africa. The World Bank released a report projecting a 30% increase in the number of skilled workers among...
Graduate Students in America: Spared for Now

Graduate Students in America: Spared for Now

After the Senate voted December 19 on the revised tax bill proposal from the GOP, it seems that, for the moment, graduate students are out of hot water. Many students — more than 140,000 — attending graduate programs rely on tuition waivers to be able to afford to...