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Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2015 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The major argument for free public college and university education is the same as for free public education in general: like the free public elementary, middle, and high schools already existing in the United States, free public higher education provides educational opportunity for all.

Corporate Welfare Fails to Deliver the Jobs: The Sad Case of Start-Up NY

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Lawrence Wittner

For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?

Cultivating the 'Entrepreneurial Spirit' at America's Largest University

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Education
Lawrence Wittner

SUNY -- 64 higher education campuses with nearly half a million students -- is the largest university system in the United States. Therefore, when university administrators join the state's governor in turning SUNY into a loyal servant of big business, that fact has significant ramifications.

Problems With Pearson's Student Teacher Evaluation System -- It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Hofstra University administrators recently received access to closed online edTPA material with sample teaching videos in different subject areas, but these were also unevaluated so again I could only guess at how they were rated.

Corporate Welfare or Education? The Future of America's Largest Public University System

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Despite the obvious limitations of Tax-Free NY, why is the governor promoting it so vigorously?

At Universities, Too, the Rich Grow Richer

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Although many Americans believe their universities are places where administrators and faculty members coexist on a fairly equal basis, the reality is that this is far from the case.

John Celock

Lawmakers: Iraq Anniversary Good Time To Address Sequestration Impact | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers introduced legislation Monday with the hope that the state can become the first to end the effe...

Did The FBI Really Spy On Occupy Wall Street Campus Demonstrations?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.10.2013 | College

Officials with the State University of New York at Oswego say they never assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other federal agency to m...

Creating a New Model of Shared Services: Dual -- Not Dueling -- Campus Leadership

Candace Vancko | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Candace Vancko

Anticipating my reaction to leaving the campus that I had been leading for 13 years, the provost said, "No, you're not leaving Delhi. We want you to be president of both campuses." This unconventional move was inspired by a mandate across SUNY to do more with less.

SUNY South Korea?

The 10 O'Clock News | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, today announced that the Mini...

Michael McLaughlin

WATCH: 'Heming Way' Author Decries Loss Of 'Cartoon Character' Masculinity | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.12.2011 | Weird News

They say it's a man's world, but Ernest Hemingway wouldn't believe it if he were alive today, according to Marty Beckerman, author of "The Heming Way....

SUNY, Sustainability and the Reinvention of New York

Kyle Rabin | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Kyle Rabin

(Originally published at Ecocentric) As a State University of New York (SUNY) alumnus looking back over the past two decades, I can attest to the fac...

A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Seth Andrew | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Seth Andrew

On paper, Harlem Day Charter School should be a resounding success. It spends more per pupil than most suburban schools. Class size is small. Yet student achievement is unacceptably low.

Cuomo's Budget Would Cost Stony Brook $67 Million In State Funding | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Stony Brook University is reeling from Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget for 2011-2012....

SUNY To Regroup, Expand Online With Innovative New Plan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The State University of New York wants to expand its online offerings and capitalize on changes in health care and education over the next five years ...

Dismantling America's Largest Public University System

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The Empowerment and Innovation Act, which soon will be voted on by the New York State legislature, would have a devastating impact on the SUNY system.

The Only Thing Toxic About The White House Kitchen Garden Is The Misinformation: Scientists Correct The Record On Contamination

Eddie Gehman Kohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eddie Gehman Kohan

No one is being poisoned by eating the bounty of wonderful crops that have been grown in the White House Kitchen Garden, period.