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Should Fists Do the Talking? One in Five Students Say Using Violence to Silence Speakers Is OK

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If you ask a group of college students whether it’s ok to punch a controversial speaker in the face, how many do you think would say yes? It’s probably more than you think. In a new Brookings Institute study, one in five college students surveyed said using violence against a…

How Licensing Rules Make It Harder for Floridians to Rebuild Post-Irma

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When internet users evacuate. pic.twitter.com/mfykdTGlzv — IM🍑HIM (@ziyatong) September 9, 2017 Hundreds of thousands of evacuated Floridians are headed home to see the damage Irma caused. Many of them will need to make repairs; replacing drywall ruined by flooding, fixing a roof damaged by winds or rebuilding a carport smashed…

What That “Adam Ruins Everything” Episode Got Right About the Problems Plaguing Higher Ed

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In a recent episode of “Adam Ruins Everything”, the truTV show that debunks common misconceptions, host Adam Conover brought his witty—if a little jaded—perspective to the hallowed halls of higher education. Higher ed reform is a drum we’ve been beating for a while now (hi, sign our petition here). Let’s…

These Shady Groups Are Driving Up College Costs

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It’s no secret that the cost of higher education in the United States is out of control. With millions of college students now settling in at campuses across the country, Generation Opportunity’s director of policy engagement, David Barnes, took the opportunity to point out one of the lesser-known reasons higher…