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Education Group Encouraging General Education Reform

Featuring college case studies and key findings from over 300 U.S. and Canada institutions surveyed, the education-based organization Academic Impressions published its report, General Education Reform: Unseen Opportunities, in October. Though research discovered 80 percent of the surveyed institutions have completed or are currently reforming their curriculum, the report discusses how most programs offer too many choices for students, and do not state clear goals or reflect the institution’s mission. As a result, the report offers steps institutions can take to manage costs, close the “skills gap”, and improve curriculum offered to students. For the full report, click here .


House Republicans Lead Contempt Charge Against Lerner

With a 231-187 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives held former Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Backed mostly by Republican officials, the contempt charge was due to Lerner exercising the Fifth Amendment to prevent self-incrimination during the investigation over the IRS’ targeting of conservative-based groups. Republicans, however, believe Lerner waived her right once she claimed innocence while appearing in front of the House Oversight Committee last year. Before the vote took place, Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL) stated, “Mrs. Lerner made 17 separate factual assertions before invoking her right to remain silent. You can’t make. Read More.

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