Go to School, Lose Your Rights?

March 25, 2009 | Comments Off on Go to School, Lose Your Rights?

How far can public schools go in trying to enforce their anti-drug (or anti-weapon) policy?  That question is coming before the Supreme Court on April 21.  That particular case involves a 13-year-old girl who was strip-searched at her Arizona public middle school because she was suspected of having prescription strength ibuprofen.  Savana Redding was stripped […]

The New G.I. Bill

November 4, 2008 | Comments Off on The New G.I. Bill

I have spent years being more than a little frustrated with the costs of higher education.  Never once, though, did I take a few moments to consider the plight of those with a more challenging situation than my own.  Since the new G.I. Bill has passed, I have decided to take a look at what […]

Success, School, and Cash

October 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Success, School, and Cash

Success is not an objective term. To some people, the mark of success is money, but to others success is not defined by material things.  Many cities have come up with programs in which students are given cash for their academic successes. These incentive programs have been praised for encouraging students to do well in […]