YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Education
  • T.K Coleman at YALCON

         Prior to hearing his name listed as a speaker for YALCON, I had never heard of Praxis or its Education Director T.K Coleman.  Yet upon reading his no was immediately intrigued by the man described as a thinker, motivational speaker, investor, and motivator all in one. This intrigue lead me across the web, …

  • Jon Shields comes to Michigan

    This last Thursday our YAL chapter at the University of Michigan brought Professor Jon Shields, an associate professor at Claremont McKenna College, to speak about political diversity in higher education. Professor Shields made the case that in higher education (especially in economics, philosophy, and political science) it is essential for there to be a wide …

  • Youngstown State University Start-Up Recruitment Drive

    On September 14th, the new YAL chapter at Youngstown State University had its first on-campus recruitment drive. The new members of YAL at YSU passed out flyers, pocket constitutions, and informational palm cards. Overall, the event was a success. We managed to draw a large amount of attention to the pro-liberty signs we carried through …

  • Who is to blame for student debt and increasing tuition costs?

    Recently the student newspaper at Cleveland State University asked students to talk about their thoughts on student debt and increasing tuition costs. A lot of them thought education should be free and saw government involvement as a good thing. However; I see government involvement as part of the problem. The student loan crisis is a …

  • Common Core: A New Gloss on the Same Old Problems

    I’ve seen a lot of worry over Common Core, a nationwide educational standards project, among libertarian and conservative circles in recent months. Education policy usually isn’t my focus, so I didn’t pay too much attention to the issue. Then I ended up reading an article about Common Core’s math curriculum, and I have to admit it …

  • Want to make education more affordable? Get the government out of It!

    Outstanding student loan debt whizzed past the $1 trillion (that’s twelve zeroes) mark a little over a year ago, surpassing the entire amount of outstanding credit card and auto loan debt. Student loan debt has grown by about 300% over the last eight years as 37 million Americans hold this debt. With these kinds of …

  • No Child Left Behind… or Ahead

     I am a victim of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). I grew up and went through school in the height of its power. I, like most kids in public schools, knew what was expected of me and how I would be tested. When students figure out exactly what they have to do to meet the …

  • Student Debt: The Next “Crisis”

    A grim narrative: A generation filled with economic crises with government there to solve them.  I recently wrote a piece via Turning Point USA on student loans and debt.  As Millennials, we do care about these two topics.  It’s important for us to know we are responsible for that bill. We will have to work and pay down that bill.  Move …

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Career

    When sitting around a card table playing five-card stud with a group of men — the youngest of whom is more than twice your age — the best thing for a young “whippersnapper” to do is to listen. When I found myself in that situation earlier this week, that is exactly what I did. I …

  • Standing Up For Malala Yousafzai

    Ziauddin Yousafzai, a social activist in Swat Valley, Pakistan, said to American filmmaker Adam Ellick about his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, “When I saw her for the first time […] and I looked into her eyes, I fell in love with her.” Ziauddin isn’t alone; Malala is now beloved worldwide thanks to her fearless activism against Taliban oppression. …