Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington is delaying its first day of school due to the teacher’s strike. Many parents are frustrated with their tax dollars being spent on empty schools with picketing teachers. It’s even more frustrating that many of these parents don’t support the one thing that would change these strikes: School choice. Unions hate school choice because they know it would make strikes harder to organize.
They also hate it because teacher’s actually need to care more about the students than their unions. There’s no question that most great teachers care about their students. But the unions aren’t really thinking about the kids. Rather, their interests lie in getting the best pay and benefits for teachers. Why, then, do they act like they’re doing what’s best for kids?
We often fail to realize that “privatize” is not a dirty word. In order to understand this, we must first understand what it means for a public university to privatize. Next, we must come to terms with the reality that private institutions are often highly esteemed compared to their public counterparts. Lastly, there needs to be a good reason for a public university to privatize if people are going to support such an action.
After diligent research, I believe that there is a very convincing case to privatize the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
Rexburg, Idaho is home to one of the most affordable colleges with an amazing quality education in the United States. The high standards of Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-Idaho or BYU-I) keep the students performing well. But are they starting to get a little too high? Academic scholarships require higher GPAs, student health insurance soared by $130, and the rent rates are increasing all around the city.
This article is an assessment of housing, work, necessities, and the cost of school. It does not include food or gas due to the nature of their prices. It is informational to those attending school here and very helpful for those who are considering attending school here. Continue reading →