» The money will finance drastically increased salaries for Corps-selected teachers — with each set to receive a $20,000 pay raise — and would require participating teachers to commit to program participation for a multi-year period. Over $100 million in funding will be set aside for the new project, effective immediately, and the President will include another $1 billion in his budget proposition for fiscal 2013. ”I’m running to make sure that America has the best education system on earth, from pre-K all the way to post-graduate,” Obama told a crowd in San Antonio, continuing, “And that means hiring new teachers, especially in math and science.”
» In addition to the drop in new MBA applicants, the Graduate Management Admission Council announced that two-thirds of its U.S. programs saw a decline in applications during the 2010-2011 academic year. The decline, combined with the fact that the number of American students taking the GMAT entrance exam is at five-year low, has some industry experts worried that the notoriously-cyclical industry won’t rebound.
Crackdown at a Syrian college: The Syrian government’s security forces launched a series of violent raids into dormitories at Damascus University, where strongman Bashar al-Assad gave a speech earlier this week. Opposition members and witnesses claim that the violence, which reportedly injured 21 and killed 3, was in response to the students at Damascus failing to participate in pro-regime rallies. Also not to be forgotten — 130 students arrested by security forces, now under the harrowing care of Bashar al-Assad’s government. source
yeahnobutreally asks: Ah jeez, I got the joke. Plus we're taking the "free" internet for granted and publications are losing funding and readers. Their content wasn't free before the internet and now they're suffering. I'm sure this could be debated from both sides, but you have to admit going from a printed publication mainly purchased, to free online content available to anyone, anywhere has got to hurt your business. And I think it's selfish to tell the publishers to suck it up cuz you're not paying for their work/product.
» We say: I think that while the NYT’s paywall is put together like a paywall perhaps should be, I see the point of many students. When I went to school, copies of the NYT were very common on campus, especially in the J-School. I think though, that it’s a sensitive issue for a lot of people — to choose a really good paper like the NYT means they have to drop something else out of a tight budget. (Which was my original point …) At least the NY Times is keeping their content streams fairly open, unlike Newsday or the Times of London.