- Norway has a Children’s Ombudsman (barneombudet). According to him, he has no power except his voice. He’s been working on helping people talk to children about the recent (and rare) violence in Oslo, and lowering the voting age for local elections to 16. What a cool guy.
- Missouri has restricted teachers from communicating with former students (who are still minors) privately through any website. (See csmonitor, via feministlawprofs). This is meant to prevent teachers from having sex with former students, which seems silly because it prohibits ALL speech and not just sexual speech. I predict a successful First Amendment challenge in 3, 2,….
- Subsidized interest on government student loans was one of the casualties in the Debt Ceiling Debacle. This wasn’t a surprise. Someone, though, needs to work on reducing education cost bloat and improving education outcomes, instead of just sticking students with higher debt.
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