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Diploma Mills Shortchange Everyone
Diploma mills sell counterfeit degrees from real, accredited colleges. Degree mills are similar, but they sell degrees from institutions that don't even exist. The terms are often used interchangeably, but the bottom line is the same. People who have not earned degrees can buy phony ones to get better-paying ... Read more

There Are Many (Legal) Ways to Pay For Your Education
For purposes of paying for school, federal law classifies all college students as either dependent on, or independent of, their parents. An independent student is one who is older than 24, married, or who has dependents. Other qualifications include being in graduate school or a veteran of the U.S. military. ... Read more

No Ifs, Ands or Buts: Hazing Is Illegal
In many college fraternities and sororities, and other organizations, hazing is a rite of passage. However, hazing is against the law. In legal terms, hazing is the abuse a student must endure to gain admittance to an organization. It includes not only physical harm, such as beating or whipping, but ... Read more

The Fundamentals of Online College - and Other - Degrees
The ability to get a college degree online, also called distance learning, can be a great advantage for busy, working students who don't have time to sit in a classroom during regularly scheduled hours. More and more colleges and universities offer online degrees, but not all distance learning institutions ... Read more

Things to Consider When Selecting a College or University
Students who are preparing to apply for college have an overwhelming number of schools to choose from. In addition to academics, students may also consider the differences between public colleges, private for-profit colleges, and private non-profit colleges. For students on a budget, the notable difference ... Read more

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I have handled complex special educations in Douglas County. This area of law is complex, involving state and federal regulations. In addition knowlege, the attorney must be able to guide you throgh t ...Read more

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Private School Subsidies and Higher Education Tuition Limits

Recently, the Texas Legislature has been busy hearing and considering bills around issues of the costs of private education for younger students, and the exponentially increasing t ... Read more

Student Loan Defaults Rising, Millions Not Making Payments – See more at: h

The student loan problem obviously isn’t going away anytime soon, as millions of Americans—many with degrees and many without—can attest. While optimism is usually a large part of th ... Read more

Reforms To Education Grading System Proposed (Texas Legislative Issues/News

In early 2017, Texas got its first preview of the new A-F grading system for schools when “test” grades were released. At that time, even with over 200 schools calling for r ... Read more

Texas Legislative Issues/News: School vouchers

In Texas legislative issues/news, according to a Fox TV affiliate in Austin, thousands of parents and students rallied at the state capitol to demand that the Texas Legislature pass a school ... Read more

Transgender: CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

I recognize that I am sticking my foot in a hornet’s nest by daring to write an article about this subject. Sides have been taken, and both sides are polarized and ready for a legal battle. This ... Read more

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