Is the Cost of Education too High?

Ethan Farber

March 21, 2011

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Let’s face it—we’re in a recession.  It is a recovering recession, but a recession nonetheless.  Since the stock market crash of 2008, prices have been down, companies have filed for bankruptcy, loans have been scarce,...

“Re”-districting provides nothing new

Elliot Wilson

February 10, 2011

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Let’s face some unfortunate facts about our school’s achievement gap. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released astonishing figures: 91% of U. City’s white students are proficient in...

Lessons for the lunch period

Michael Johnson

February 9, 2011

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Although school lunches have come a long way since the USDA under President Reagan tried to reclassify ketchup as a vegetable to save money, improvement is still sorely needed. The School Lunch Program was created so that no ...

Changing with the U-Times: U-Times Online

Michael Johnson

November 3, 2010

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The morning newspaper folded strategically next to a cup of coffee is becoming a dinosaur.  According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, online versions of the news have overtaken the...

Method in the Madness: Reading Shakespeare

Michael Johnson

April 19, 2010

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To be, or not to be, a lover of Shakespeare: that is the question. Not many subjects invoke as strong a visceral response as an assignment of tackling Shakespeare’s work. Is it nobler to suffer his outrageous language or oppose...

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