More than 150 people attended a screening of the State of the Union address.
One year before the presidential election, students and USC experts reflect on the race so far and look ahead at the politicking to come.
After today’s elections wrap up, the presidential race will officially take the spotlight, with the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3, the New Hampshire primaries Jan. 10 and the general election Nov. 6. Here, we profile the important candidates.
Last week, I got an email from James Kvaal, President Barack Obama’s campaign policy director. “President Obama just took two serious steps to make life a lot easier for folks with student loans,” the email said. “These changes will make a real difference in helping millions of Americans get by month to month.” But is […]
The proposed program would allow students to make loan payments based on salary earnings.
The best candidates for President are governors because they are more in tune with constituent desires.
Health insurance provider Blue Shield of California will return $295 million in profits to its customers, fulfilling a pledge it made in June to cap all its profits at 2 percent of revenue. Policyholders will receive the money mostly in credits on future insurance bills. Blue Shield executives say the move is an effort to […]
Reforms to NCLB are autocratic Elena Kadvany’s Oct. 3 letter (“Reforms to No Child Left Behind are positive”) contained a reasonable critique of the failed No Child Left Behind policy. Calling standardized test scores “antiquated” and “very harmful,” however, was too radical, given the continuing success of AP courses and the undeniable value of objective […]
President Barack Obama visited the students of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington D.C. last Wednesday to deliver his annual back-to-school speech, with one definitive message: Keep going to school. Don’t just finish high school; go to college. And once you’re there, graduate and get a college degree. This speech closely paralleled the goal […]
The Obama administration this week announced its plan to relieve states from the difficult plans outlined in the Bush-era “No Child Left Behind” law. Calling it an admirable but flawed system, Obama’s plan to eliminate NCLB will nonetheless keep its basic features in effect. NCLB is designed to assess the success and quality of school […]