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Peaceful demonstrators face expulsion at Hampton University

November 30, 2005 - Hampton University is a private, historically-black college in Virginia, just off the Chesapeake Bay. It's also a college that apparently will go to great lengths to stifle political dissent, as students have discovered as they face expulsion for handing out literature and holding a peaceful demonstration on campus on November 2.

Is it "Malaise" Time Yet?

October 4, 2005 - Georgia cancelled school for two days last week, ostensibly to "save energy," and Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (and one of my favorite columnists) doesn't think it's a very good idea:

College Democrat on the move

By R. Neal
September 29, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The Mrs. and I ran into an interesting young man at a political rally here in East Tennessee last fall. I found his attitude and enthusiasm refreshing, and it gave me hope for the future. I thought it would be interesting to find out what he's up to, and he graciously agreed to an e-mail interview.

Investing in Education: It Works

August 5, 2005 - As states across the country release their education "report cards," the Christian Science Monitor has a good piece up today about why the nation's math and reading scores went up this year. In short, it was the South: