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Education's discontents

Remember those state funds set aside to help needy students get a college education? That $9 million would no longer be available under a new law devised by the masterminds in the state's misnamed Department of Higher Education, which keeps adopting lower goals. That department is directed by Maria Markham, who seems less interested in preparing the state's students to become educated citizens of a self-governing republic. Instead she seems intent on molding them into whatever the state's job market demands.

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