Poll: Most Republicans Believe Colleges, Universities Are Hurting America

The survey also found that, for the first time since 2010, Republicans views on the impact of banks have been more positive than negative.

University of California, Berkeley, student Jack Palkovic, center, stands with others near a Berkeley College Republicans table in front of Sather Gate on campus in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Palkovic claims he was attacked on the campus a day after protests led authorities to cancel a controversial speech. (AP/Jeff Chiu)

Republicans have an increasingly dim view of colleges and universities and the effect those institutions have on the way things are going in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday. A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents — 58 percent — say that colleges and universities have a negative

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New York To Become First State With Sanders-Style Free Tuition

New York will be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget approved by lawmakers Sunday, April 9.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP/Hans Pennink)

New York is set to become the first U.S. state to make tuition free for students at public state universities and community colleges if they come from low- and middle-income families, a proposal that has been endorsed by former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, who promised free college education for all during his campaign. The

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Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

The notion of designating areas where students can politically protest has long been sharply criticized as antithetical to the First Amendment.

Amid long-running debate in Iowa about the Constitutionality of “free speech zones” on college campuses, the governor of Arizona recently signed new bills that will effectively turn campuses, themselves, into zones of free speech in that state. Both Arizona bills were signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey on May 16. House Bill 2548 targets free

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Bernie Sanders & Jill Stein’s College Plans Treat Education As A Human Right

While Hillary Clinton promises to make college more affordable if elected, both Stein and Sanders have rolled out bold plans to slash student debt and make education accessible to all.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Des Moines Youth Summit, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Creative Visions in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WASHINGTON --- With presidential candidates hoping to court young voters, it’s not surprising that the student debt crisis and the rising cost of a college education have become key campaign issues. While Hillary Clinton has promised to make college more affordable, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Dr. Jill Stein want to make it accessible to

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University, Inc. & The Policing Of Speech On American Campuses

Students tape their mouths shut in support for Steve Salaita, a professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of profane Twitter messages that critics deemed anti-Semitic, during a rally at the University of Illinois campus Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Champaign Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Published in partnership with […]

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Published in partnership with Shadowproof. American colleges and universities are increasingly corporatized. Within the pernicious corporate culture of campuses exists a kind of campus politics, where student activists police expression and activities in order to create “safe spaces” or protect particular marginalized groups from

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«Free»: Obama Plan Would Cover Community College Tuition

Proposal put forth by White House would see federal and state governments pay for two years of college for all those able to maintain 2.5 GPA.

A new proposal unveiled by President Obama would make two years of a community college education "free" for all those who maintain a certain grade-point average. The plan was unveiled in a video statement by the president on Thursday and he will discuss the plan more broadly during a public appearance in Tennessee on Friday. "Put simply, what

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