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More American School Districts Providing Unsafe WiFi Hotspots for Remote Student Learning

By B.N. Frank The U.S. government knew decades ago that exposure to cell phone and wireless “WiFi” radiation was harmful.  American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have been warning for many years that children were more vulnerable to it.  In fact, schools in the U.S. and worldwide that have already replaced WiFi with…

Student Privacy and the Fight to Keep Spying Out of Schools: Year in Review 2020

By Lindsay Oliver and Jacob Hoffman-Andrews As students were sent home from school in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools followed them home with invasive surveillance technology. This trend, spurred by the surge in remote learning, was an opportunistic move by tech companies and schools already in a race to control students through…

"Their Careers Are Over": Cornell Student Reps Targeted For Opposing Efforts To Defund/Disarm Campus Cops

Authored by Jonathan Turley, We have been discussing student editors and student government leaders using their positions to retaliate against the exercise of free speech by other students with the support of faculty. This trend is hardly surprising as journalism deans call for censorship and journalism professors call for the rejection of neutrality in the media. Universities have generally remained passive as students…

"I'm Going To Get In Trouble For Saying This": Biden "Unlikely" To Cancel $50K In Student Loan Debt

President-Elect Joe Biden has been under pressure from the far Left within his party to cancel all student debt as one of his first acts in office after January 20. For example earlier this month a proposed Schumer-Warren plan demanded immediate student debt forgiveness of $50,000 for each and every borrower (with the exception of course for all who’ve…

A “Brave School World” of Tracking Student Data for “Social Credit”

By John Klyczek From Bill Gates to BigQuery, From Blockchain to Hashgraph In my recent article series, I document how the US Department of Education’s emergency COVID rules for “Distance Learning and Innovation” (85 FR 18638) have deregulated the federal requirements for “adaptive learning” and other ed-tech forms of “artificial intelligence” that are now being…

Do It For The Kids: A Student Loan Solution

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Discussion of the plight of student loan debt has been in the news several times lately. A reader challenged me for a solution. Rogue Executive Actions Biden is already bending to the wishes of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to want to forgive student loans. On Monday, Senate Minority…

Surprise: Student Debt Relief Will Mostly Help Middle- And Upper-Income Households

Now that the air is heavy with talk of debt forgiveness, initially starting with the government’s $1.6 trillion student loan portfolio before Democrats move to a broad debt jubilee much to the chagrin of all those Americans who responsibly have paid their obligations every month, investment banks have started analyzing the impact of the various…

As Dems Push Loan Forgiveness, Data Show Blue States Have Highest Average Student Debt

We know it’s hard for millennials to hear – especially considering how badly screwed so many of them are after racking up ridiculous loan balances into the 100s of thousands of dollars – but there isn’t a compelling moral argument for forgiving student loans. While Democratic politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders like to…

Top 20% Gets 6x More Benefits from Student Debt Cancellation than Bottom 20%, New Study Finds

By Brad Polumbo From Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, some of the most prominent progressive politicians in the country are pushing hard for widespread student debt cancellation. So, it’s fascinating to see a new study show that forcing taxpayers to pay down the roughly $1.5 trillion in government-held student debt is not a…

Losses From Student Loans May Eclipse Subprime Crisis

As regular readers know, we’ve been keeping tabs on the mounting risks in the student loan market for years, as an ongoing racket between lenders and universities have pushed tuition to astronomical levels – leaving millions of graduates with mountains of debt for expensive credentials they can’t reasonably repay. Now, according to a new analysis…

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is Idiotic And Immoral

Authored by Josh Hammer via The Epoch Times, Higher education might be the most pressing domestic issue confronting America today. As currently structured and carried out, higher education is a blight upon the nation—an affirmative hindrance to our efforts in aiding human flourishing and securing the common good. It is possible that no propagated belief in modern…