Tag: PBS

Why Do We Get Grades in School?

We all remember the dreaded end of semester Armageddon known as “report card day.” But why do we get letter grades in school at all? So getting grades is a big part of the way we view education with A’s equaling success while F’s represent the dreaded failure. Students are taught early on that to…

By Stanley Isaacs October 17, 2019 100

PBS NewsHour full episode October 8, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: the ambassador who wasn’t there. The White House blocks a key player in the Ukraine affair from appearing before lawmakers, as Democrats press forward with the impeachment inquiry. Then: In what may become a landmark case, the Supreme Court hears arguments on expanding the…

By Stanley Isaacs October 9, 2019 0

Why Do Students Have So Much Debt?

At the University of Pennsylvania, where I went as an undergrad, the average tuition and fees in the 2018-19 school year for a private four-year college are over $50,000. And at public four-year university, like U. of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the cost for out-of-state students is around $49,000 and in state students over $15,000.…

By Stanley Isaacs September 25, 2019 0

Should you go to an HBCU?

– Over the decades we’ve enjoyed a solid handful of references to HBCU’s and black Greek life and pop culture. – You could not tell me Hillman college wasn’t real when I was a kid, and I am so glad social media didn’t exist when I was trying to recreate that Drumline scene. Y’all know…

By Stanley Isaacs August 27, 2019 100