President Obama has surprised many by opposing an immigration reform bill backed by a host of major tech companies that would let U.S.-educated computer programmers and engineers remain in the country, CNET reports.
K-12, Postsecondary, Policy
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Recently, President Obama flew to Myanmar and described the United States as a Pacific nation. Asia, he said, represents the future. Secretary of State Clinton traveled to Israel to assist a ceasefire agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. The United States officially expressed dismay over Egyptian President Morsi's decrees leading his country away from democracy.
We’re at a critical time in higher education. More of our students must earn higher degrees than ever before. The United States boasts some of the finest institutions in the world and, further, by some measures, stands as an international leader. By other measures, however, there is cause for concern. Currently, only a little more than 50 percent of all students who start a four-year degree program earn their degree within six years. In Texas, it is even less.
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Many students who graduate college do not finish on time, or even finish at all—it’s one of the many challenges the Higher Education Conference hopes to address. Currently, Texas funds institutions based on enrollment, with no incentives for getting a degree.
Education in El Paso is at a crossroads.The cheating scandal that rocked the El Paso Independent School District has dominated the headlines recently, and rightfully so. The students of El Paso -- especially those who were pushed out of school or prevented from enrolling altogether -- have been betrayed by the school system.