Tag Archives: Education and American Politics

Most Republicans now think colleges are bad for America

They don’t think much of the media either. Most Republicans think colleges are bad for the country, and the vast majority think the news media is too, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. The Pew study, conducted from June 8 to 18 among more than 2,000 respondents, found that Democrats and Republicans are growing substantially more divided in their opinions on public institutions.

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Reported details of Trump budget include big cuts to financial aid

The distinctly American project of democratic access to higher education may be coming to an end.

The White House’s 2018 budget for education — expected to be released next week as part of the administration’s full spending proposals — appears to double down on the eye-popping cuts to programs included in the Trump administration’s “skinny budget” released in March.

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Dozens Walk Out at Notre Dame to Protest Pence

Dozens of students about to graduate from the University of Notre Dame walked out of the commencement ceremony Sunday morning to protest the decision to have the main address delivered by Vice President Pence. A statement from those who organized the protest said that, as governor of Indiana and vice president of the United States, Pence has “targeted the civil rights protections of members of the LGBT+ community, rejected the Syrian refugee settlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities and fought against sanctuary cities.

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