Beware: Newark is not New York!

Years ago, when I was teaching at several New Jersey colleges and universities, a few of my students randomly confided in me how they felt purposefully ripped off by their Newark college admission offices.  They believed they were tricked into studying in Newark instead of New York City.

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Does More Education Make Lower Blood Pressure?

Sometimes, you read about a study and you have to think to yourself, “Who is the person who decided that it was really necessary to fund this study — isn’t it completely obvious just by giving it just a modicum of thought?” For example, they actually did a study to determine whether children that were given balls and jump ropes were more active than children who did not have such options — no surprise, the children with exercise equipment are more active! Next, they’ll try telling us that children with a television watch more television than children who have a book but no television.

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To Kill a Gay Club, Close All Clubs

Imagine a spoiled child playing in a swimming pool with some friends. He asks one of the other children for a toy. No, replies the child, he has already had a turn with the toy and the other children should be allowed to play with it first. The child responds by taking the toy and submerging in in the deep end of the pool so that nobody can play with it.

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Implementing the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

The Higher Education Opportunity Act is a 2008 update to the Higher Education Act formed in 1965.  The HEOA is important because it is rolling into effect and it gives much more power in the marketplace of ideas to the consumer — students — so enlightened and keen decision-making can take place in the full light of day.  Here are some of the general provisions in the 2008 update:

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The Loss of the Immigrant Mind

The USA is losing its immigrant mind!  The landed have traditionally helped build America into what it is today:  A great mosaic of thoughts, colors and dreams.  Today, because of punishing politics and a shrinking world, Harvard University reports immigrants are returning to their homeland instead of building a better life in the USA.  An entire generation of immigrants is giving up on their American Dream and I’m not sure if we can blame them for the departure.

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The Residue of Founding Intention

In my professional work as a script doctor at ScriptProfessor.com, I am always struck numb by those that believe anyone can write and that everyone can fix a dramatic work.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Understanding how to make a script work is a tough task that few people in the world really understand and even fewer are able to perform at any price.

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