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Arizona Bill Requires Constitutional Loyalty Oath to Graduate

As important as public education is to our society, it’s understandable that any changes to it will be met with high scrutiny, and likely high controversy.  Some schools were met with challenges over something as simple as dropping cursive writing from the curriculum, while others felt the backlash for using textbooks that indicated that humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time

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Hey College Seniors — Your Bender is Showing and No One Wants to Hire You

Despite the fact that some college tuitions have reached an excess of $50,000 per year, these days colleges can't guarantee that their graduates will have jobs waiting for them. In the wake of this uncertainty, some institutions have begun to guide their students in cleaning up their social media profiles, to lower the risk of a poorly-timed facebook post ruining their shot at employment.

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Five States Set to Expand Classroom Hours by 300 Hours

Earlier this week, five states announced plans to add a minimum of 300 extra hours to molding young minds in the classroom next year in hopes of strengthening the American student performance.

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Texas Battles High Tuition Costs With Controversial Degree Program — Dollars and Sense

Lawmakers in Texas are exploring affordable-education options for people under the financial hammer of the nation’s exploding tuition rates. The most controversial option is a bachelor’s degree for $10,000, which would cover tuition costs and textbooks.

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Student Expelled for Refusing to Wear Tracking Device

Big Brother is watching the students of John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas. They have all been given RFID badges so the administration will "always know where they are in the building."

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School Forbids 13-Year Old Boy From Growing Mustache For Movember

Gus Hooker of Bedforshire, England has a couple really good reasons to take part in "Movember," the month-long initiative to raise awareness and funds for men's cancer research.

The first is that the 13-year old's grandfather is currently recovery from cancer. The second is that Hooker is the rare 13-year-old who can grow a solid mustache.

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What Are the Best 529 College-Savings Plans — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, the investment ratings firm Morningstar released their annual list of the year’s best 529 college-savings plans.

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What Colleges Have the Lowest- and Highest-Paid Graduates? — Dollars and Sense

The dream of many college graduates—to earn a good-enough starting salary to pay off student loans without being rendered homeless or forced into starvation—comes easier or harder depending on where they graduate.

With that in mind, which American colleges offer the worst possible opportunity for a earning a decent entry-level salary, and which offer the best?

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