Nice work if you can get it: productivity low for CU-Boulder professors

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Around the Web, Colorado  /  No Comments

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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.

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Equal pay is great, until it applies to Colorado Democrats

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Colorado  /  No Comments

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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.

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Colorado Supreme Court to hear school voucher case

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

The sole educator named to a state school spending task force says defining what counts as classroom instruction should be the panel's first step.

The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s decision upholding a local voucher program in Douglas County.

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Customers tell horror stories of solar company that gets $422M in tax dollars

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  California, Colorado, Environment, Free Market, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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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 [...]

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Chicken conservation plan likened to mafia extortion

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Colorado, Environment, Kansas, Kansas WatchBlog, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

CRYING FOWL: Proponents of a bill to nullify federal action with regard to the lesser prairie-chicken argue that reclassification by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would damage the Kansas economy and weigh heavy costs on rural consumers.

 
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 [...]

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