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Obama Proposes Lots More Free Stuff

Updated 6:20 pm ET. The White House today announced that President Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for all, a new bundle of free stuff that of course isn’t free and could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars. The White House was careful not to put out a price… Continue Reading

Reagan? Who’s That Dude?

Yes, let’s throw some more money at education. It’s really working out great. And let’s make sure everyone goes to college, even these kids, who should instead be moving immediately into the cashier profession. Instead, Obama wants to make sure they’re in debt for advanced schooling, and that taxpayers are covering a bunch of their college… Continue Reading

Carney: “I Haven’t Seen Arne’s Full Comments”

Oh please. Somebody get me out of Washington. Does anyone have a room for rent in Nebraska? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Monday showcased one typical Washington way not to answer a question: Profess ignorance. He employed the tactic Monday when asked if Education Secretary Arne Duncan was appropriate in invoking race when he sneered… Continue Reading

School Forced Back Into Session for Obama

In an apparent planning snafu, President Obama today will visit an early learning school in Decatur, Georgia that happens to be in recess this week. But no problem: According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, staff and bus drivers will be summoned back to work for the day to accomodate Obama’s appearance. College Heights Early Childhood Learning… Continue Reading

Obama to Bash GOP Over Head With College Diploma

President Obama today unpacks his newest tool for smacking evil Republicans. It’s called the Stafford Loan. Currently, students can get this already-subsidized loan at 3.4 percent instead of the usual 6.8 percent. They don’t start paying until they’re six months out of school – or until six months after they get depressed over being dumped… Continue Reading

Obama To Aussie Students: Our Kids are Behind

There’s an unwritten rule in politics that politicians must not criticize the president when they are overseas. How about adding America’s school kids to the list of untouchables? Speaking at a high school in Australia, President Obama told a group of Aussie students that their counterparts in his country had “fallen behind” when it comes… Continue Reading

Another Day, Another Power Grab

What’s the major difference between George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law and the new education program that will be announced by President Obama today? It’s there in the very sentence above. The Bush law is a law. It was the result of arduous bipartisan negotiations that led to an agreement between, of all… Continue Reading

Obama Stuns a High School by Showing Up

Obama dropped in on a shocked high school in Wisconsin yesterday. From the pool report. Surprise stop: La Follette High School (As in Robert L. La Follette) Lots of shrieking — “Oohh myyy god! It’s the president!” Obama posed with a photo with five volleyball players. And he walked over to the football team —… Continue Reading