College Football, Academics, and Affordability


Did you know that the anniversary of the first official intercollegiate football game was this week? On November 6, 1869, Rutgers beat Princeton in the first of a two-game matchup. Princeton beat Rutgers a week later. This was the birth of college football, a culture that has since become a sacrosanct part of the college experiences of millions of students. I grew up in the South, where SEC … [Read more...]

Skepticism and Education: Why Grade Inflation Places Your Child at Risk


The rich always strive to get richer, and the NFL lockout is another perfect example of this: The super-wealthy team owners have opted to end their agreement with the players, citing “unfair” financial burdens as their reason. The disagreement essentially stems from the fact that the owners claim that their financial risks ought to be rewarded by a greater share of the league’s $9 billion annual … [Read more...]

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