Trigger Warnings

by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg & Gerald Kauver It begins with a potch on the toches – a slap on the backside. From the moment an infant leaves the birth canal, the world’s stimuli assault a child’s senses and sensibility, an intersection of bright lights, discordant sounds and raw emotions, warm embraces, soothing moments and tender feelings. As the child matures, in-between these sensory interactions, ideas will swirl … Continue reading Trigger Warnings

An Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders: Your Free Tuition Policy is a Bad Idea

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Dear Senator Sanders, I understand that you will introduce legislation tomorrow to make college tuition free across the United States. By doing this, you haven’t just met what President Obama suggested in his State of the Union Address a few months ago when he suggested free community college tuition. Rather, you are going all … Continue reading An Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders: Your Free Tuition Policy is a Bad Idea

What Color is Your Dress?

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Well. Who cares about ISIS/The Islamic State when we can focus our attention on the color of a dress on Facebook? It’s blue and black, by the way, as confirmed by the actual person who bought the dress. But the issue—if not the argument, dialogue, or diatribe about the color of the dress—emphasize the … Continue reading What Color is Your Dress?

What Could (Should?) the President Do Now?

By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute Last week, the President gave his second-to-last State of the Union speech in front of a Joint Session of Congress. As we knew, he talked about his plan for free Community College for all students eligible for admissions. In my last post on January 13, 2015, I posited that the President’s plan was not … Continue reading What Could (Should?) the President Do Now?

Free College Tuition? Not So Quick, Mr. President

by Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute Last week, President Obama announced his Administration’s plans for the America’s College Promise plan. Interesting that the Administration released something of good news on Friday, the day where politicians announce programs in order to have them buried for the following news week. Not sure why they would do that on what they say is … Continue reading Free College Tuition? Not So Quick, Mr. President