Tough fight for school reform

 

Education in the United States is a hot topic lately.  There is no question that American students are falling behind in test scores compared to their international counterparts. There are many theories regarding the causes and just as many regarding potential solutions to this problem. One of the ideas most debated right now is the concept of reducing the federal government's role in education while increasing the parents' role through school choice.


Tough fight for school reform

 

Less than halfway into 2012, and school reform has proven to be a tough sell to lawmakers.  Measures designed to improve teacher and administrator accountability in both Virginia and California have failed. This may come as a surprise to many, considering education consistently ranks among the highest concerns of voters.


Sleep on it: the power of napping

This is your college-approved guide to napping with details on the best places to take naps on campus. The options are plentiful: the couches on the third floor of Criss Library, the Honor's Vault, the patch of grass across from CPACS, and even on the couches in the Milo Bail's Maverick Lounge.

 


Trickle down poverty

Republicans who've shuddered at the notion of raising taxes on the super rich and cried foul with accusations of ‘class warfare' have ignored the steady disintegration of the American middle class and the ever-increasing divide between rich and poor.


Attack of the movie remake

We all have those guilty pleasure movies that we don't particularly like to talk about although they remain our constant favorites.


Mass incarceration is a direct result of institutionalized privilege

Mass incarceration is a term many young Americans are either unfamiliar with or recognize simply as a component of the culture of poverty in the United States.


Finding a reason to root for Tiger can be tough

When Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1997 at the age of 21, we all stood in awe.  The youngest champion ever, Woods had simply dominated the field, shooting an 18-under-par and beating his nearest competitor by 12 strokes.


Anatomy of a celebrity breakdown

I love Charlie Sheen. I know it's an odd statement to make given his current state, but I have since first seeing him in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."