Future Educators

Loan rate hike would make college “impossibility” for more students

By Mary Ellen Flannery/photo courtesy of Nazareth College Just two weeks before some student loan interest rates are scheduled to double, leading Senate Democrats called on students, parents, educators, and others to keep up the pressure on Congress to take action. “You can’t stop now,” exhorted Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), sponsor of the Student Loan


95% of California Faculty Association members vote to support a strike

by Mary Ellen Flannery After 22 months of fruitless negotiations with college administrators who would prefer to spend taxpayer dollars on hefty executive raises, the California Faculty Association (CFA) slammed down its foot last week. In a series of strike votes that took place on every California State University (CSU) campus, an incredible 95 percent

Education News

Funding cuts in Florida cut route to 21st century

  by Mary Ellen Flannery The first victims of the Florida legislature’s wicked $300 million cuts to higher education appear to be students in the flagship university’s highly acclaimed computer science department. What, Florida legislators? You figure you won’t need computer scientists in the 21st century? Gov. Rick Scott, who recently told reporters that state