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I thought it would be a challenge to round up a selection of posts and tweets that made me laugh. I was wrong.

But then, I always believed education to be a GOOD thing. So, I was wrong two times.

And it’s not even noon yet. Which, just to be clear, is the opposite of midnight. I know both feature the number 12, but there is a difference.

Enjoy. Comment. Drink. Groan. Not necessarily in that order. *grin* Read the rest of this entry »

Don't do the crime if you can't...pull an all-nighter for your English 101 final.

Don’t do the crime if you can’t…pull an all-nighter for your English 101 final.

Time for a pop quiz on current events, kiddies.  Which of the following statements is true?

  1. It costs a boatload of money to go to college
  2. Most Americans can’t afford to go without taking out student loans that they’ll be paying on for the rest of their natural lives and beyond
  3. It’s against the law for U.S. tax $$ to be used to pay for college tuition for criminals while in jail
  4. U.S. tax $$ will be used to pay for college for criminals while in jail
  5. All of the above

Did you choose answer # 5, “All of the above?” Good job, boys and girls!

It was recently announced that the U.S. Education Department plans to provide federal student aid so that criminals can attend college while behind bars. This would come in the form of Pell grants, a type of student aid intended for low income students. Unlike loans, these do not have to be paid back.

Congress passed a law in the 1990s which prohibits the government from spending our tax dollars to send inmates to college. In case the reasoning behind this law is not glaringly obvious: inmates are criminals who are supposed to be paying their debt TO society. They are not supposed to be receiving free perks which are better than those enjoyed by the poor, working stiffs who are trying to shoulder the already enormous and still increasing debt OF society. Read the rest of this entry »