-+*Lawrence Wittner: For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?
Is the US system of public education in crisis? Many say the answer to that question is no. But almost all agree that we have two systems of public education in the United States - one based principally, though not entirely, in the suburbs and another that is based principally in poorer urban and rural areas. One is, unarguably in crisis. The other is not. These articles discuss the root causes and possible solutions.
-+*Larry Wines: The failure of the Corinthian/Everest empire is a tragedy for those 16,000 students who are left holding the bag to repay student loans for classes and programs they cannot complete – and that they must repay without the benefit of the education they sought to be qualified for better-paying jobs.