Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Federal aid for competency based programs? DOE is giving it a try.

Seal of the United States Department of Education
Seal of the United States Department of Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Law Professor Amos Guiora's take on the Israel attacks on Hamas.

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (We...
Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), the Golan Heights, and portions of neighbouring countries. Also United Nations deployment areas in countries adjoining Israel or Israeli-held territory, as of January 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think he is right on the mark.

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Where is John Le Carre when we need him the most?

1st UK edition
1st UK edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Is the Cold War back?

What does the Western drought portend for the country as a whole?

English: "Elk Bath" – A wildfire in ...
English: "Elk Bath" – A wildfire in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One view… economic turmoil:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SVA's "Not Recommended" List

SVA Announces "Not Recommended" List
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Initiative Aims to Empower Student Veterans to Make Informed Decisions
Even after Corinthian Colleges announced its closure, several of their affiliate institutions continued to actively recruit students, and traveled to military installations to speak with active duty servicemembers. 

Because of this, SVA is announcing the creation of a "Not Recommended" schools list and will caution student veterans to avoid these institutions. 

"We applaud the role that various government agencies have played in the exposure of abusive practices, including the active leadership shown by several key Members of Congress," said SVA President and CEO, D. Wayne Robinson. "We also recognize that SVA is nimble and as an organization of over 1,000 chapters, we have the responsibility to put pressure on institutions who continue to demonstrate they do not create a campus environment conducive to veteran success. SVA's 'Not Recommended' list will call attention to these campuses so that student veterans can make informed decisions on how to best use their benefits."

SVA is also working closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop resources and information regarding how veterans will be affected by the closure of the Corinthian Colleges system.

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