Cy, Kahn Academy is as close to free as it gets. Please do not pretend to inform me about Kahn Academy funding. It is a not for profit, founded with the intent to be used by all whom are willing to put forth the effort. Sure, donate if you can, or donate when you can, but more importantly, make use of this Free to the public tool. Why would the prison system look any further than Kahn Academy to educate those in prison? If it is good enough for the Gates children, Gates foundation, and others like the leadership of Google, why then is it not good enough for criminals? Pell grants for criminals, that should have gone to non criminals, have always been stupid policy. The is why KBH sought to change that policy.
Why are you being so THICK? Open a KA account, do your homework, then tell me it's not good enough for prison use.
Cy, you are thick. The money does not exist, and if spent, is better spent on those who are better citizens. Kahn Academy is more than a viable option for those in prison. For God's sake, it is the option of choice for millions around the world, who wish for the BEST option to improve their education.
Cy, open an account on Kahn Academy, spend a week brushing up, then tell me you do not agree.
"A US CEO who made headlines earlier this year when he announced he was raising the minimum wage of his company to $70,000 (AU$96,000), has now admitted his company is falling on hard times.
Dan Price, 31, made a lot of people very happy when he told his employees he would be cutting his only salary by from $1.2million to $90,000 in order to raise the average minimum wage of his 120 workers.
Four months on, however, he is admitting the process has not been as smooth as he had hoped.
“I’m working as hard as I ever worked to make it work,” he said.
“I’m renting out my house right now to try to make ends meet myself.”
Many of Mr Price’s long-term customers left the credit card company after his announcement made the news, fearing fees would rise despite continuous promises to the contrary, The New York Times reports.
While plenty of new customers signed up with the company following the story, they will not bring profits to the company for at least 12 months.
In another blow to Mr Price’s business, he lost two of his “most valued” employees who felt offended by the changes.
“He gave raises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the ones who were working taking on the most didn’t get much of a bump,” the company’s former financial manager Maisey McMaster said.
Ms Maisey left the company after the changes were announced.
In a move which could cost the company thousands, Mr Price’s brother, Lucas Price, who owns 30 percent of the company, has filed a lawsuit against him.
He is accusing Mr Price of taking millions of dollars out of the company and denying him the benefits owed to him as a part owner.
Mr Price admits the company does not have a margin of error to allow for those legal fees."
Where do you think this guy learned this type of economics?
Dorris, we closed GREEN.
You post, I see your name, but this is all I see other than your name.
"Post hidden because you ignored this user"
Cy, We should begin our conversation with the understanding that money is, and always will be limited in federal pell grant programs. When it comes to (federal pell grants), why not educate lawful, low income people that have not committed a significant crime, instead of diverting LIMITED funds to educate those who have chosen poorly, and violated the rights of other people?
"The era of Three Strikes had begun, and lawmakers in Washington were in a bipartisan race to prove they were tough on crime.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Texas Republican, introduced an amendment that would ultimately ban prisoners from receiving Pell grants. Her argument then: "Because prisoners have zero income, they have been able to step to the front of the line and push law-abiding citizens out of the way," she said on the Senate floor (though Pell grants go to any and all who apply and meet the criteria).
Letting prisoners use federal dollars to pay for college, Hutchison insisted, just isn't fair. "It is not fair to taxpayers. It is not fair to law-abiding citizens. It is not fair to the victims of crime."
Two decades later, Hutchison wants to be clear: She's not opposed to prison education. She just doesn't think federal Pell grants should pay for it.
"I think it should be a state priority and a state initiative," she says."
Kay Bailey was right then, and she is right now. Cy, I do not think it unimportant to offer opportunity to those who are likely to eventually exit prison. But let's be smart about the approach. Let's not insult those who walk a straight line in similar difficulty. I would much rather pay taxes to the young man that chose better for himself than the one that chose to put a gun to my neighbors head, coveting their property, their humanity, or their lives.
Education opportunity has changed significantly in the last decade, and that change has come in the name of Salman Khan, and a well finance project called Khan Academy.
How does the WH take no responsibility for some of this. They must have been emailing her at her private email address. They had to know, which means they participated in classified documents being emailed back and forth, outside of government servers.
Dorris, tell that other guy I can's see his comments.
it keeps getting better.
Dorris, is that the best you can do?
And they continue to say we are at near full employment, even though roughly 92 million are not working. About as bad percentage as 1978, with about a 62% participation rate.
"It’s an issue that’s been vexing analysts and economists for months.
“The weak gain in employee compensation is quite surprising given the many labor market readings suggest the labor market is tightening,” said Kathy Bostjancic, an economist with Oxford Economics.
Although the momentum seems to be in favor of a September interest rate hike, the first in nearly a decade by the Federal Reserve, stubbornly weak wage growth could give central bankers pause about raising borrowing costs as workers’ paychecks remain in a holding pattern.
“This report was a bit of a shock since it is not what is expected in a gradually tightening labor market. The central question is whether this very sharp and unexpected decline in wages and salaries will trigger alarm bells at the Fed, causing a delay for the first rate hike,” said Ozlem Yaylaci, an economist with IHS Global Insight."
They can't see the forest for the trees.