SAT/ACT Scores Fall in 2012, Now Below 1972 Scores

Written by Gary North on September 25, 2012

The SAT and ACT exams judge college preparedness of American high school seniors. Verbal scores were down this year. Math scores were stagnant. Of those students taking the SAT or ACT exams, only 25% were judged college-ready in 2012. This decline is older than 1972. The peak year was 1963. This is what few people […]

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Academic Unfreedom: Criticism of the State of Israel

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2012

Without debate, the Assembly of the State of California has passed a bill making it illegal on a state university campus to say certain negative things about Israeli politics. To say such things is designated as a mark of anti-Semitism, and therefore can get you expelled or fired. Once again, we see the problem of […]

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Retirement Suicide: Grandparents Who Co-Signed for Student Loans

Written by Gary North on August 8, 2012

Grandparents are in the hole for $36 billion for student loans. Some of these debts are because of their grandchildren. They co-signed the loans. Then the grandkids defaulted. The grandchildren could have gotten their B.A. degrees for under $15,000 by avoiding the standard approaches to college. They could have funded all of it themselves by […]

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$100,000 for a College Education That Fails You

Written by Gary North on December 2, 2011

James Altucher has written a great article on the 10 things he did not learn in college, but should have. I wish 4 million college-bound high school seniors would read it every year. (Over half never graduate.) I have been writing about this for over 30 years. It’s nice to see a few people who […]

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