Higher education in America faces a slew of serious problems. Discussions in blogs and journals and at academic conventions show that professors around the country are well aware of these problems and find them deeply troubling.
One problem however is never discussed, for the good reason that it is the academic world’s most inconvenient truth. Widely known but almost never acknowledged (at least publicly), the issue of academic productivity lies at the heart of almost every major issue our colleges and universities now face. Data culled from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s official websites show how very serious this problem really is.Read More →
For “Equal Pay Day,” Colorado Democrats in the Legislature offered up a joint resolution to support equal pay for equal work. Republicans in the Colorado Senate supported the idea, so much so, that they offered an amendment to resolve two offices held by top elected officials should offer equal pay for equal work as well: the White House and that of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall.Read More →
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s decision upholding a local voucher program in Douglas County.Read More →
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
We all get them — telemarketing callers pushing home solar-energy systems that will save us from rising electric bills.
Most of us generally hang up. But in 2012, Jeff Leeds, who lives in the Northern California town of Half Moon Bay, listened. His 3,100-square-foot home features 91 incandescent bucket lights, a 180-gallon fish [...]
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — A decision pending with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could have huge ramifications for rural Kansans living in the western third of the state.
In limbo is the question of whether the lesser prairie-chicken should be listed as a “threatened” species under provisions of the 1973 Endangered Species [...]