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10 August 2011

“It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge” — atomic physicist Enrico Fermi.

* Our friend Kurt Metzger takes the positive approach to home values in Detroit — there are bargains aplenty for buyers:

* Another survey in Michigan, this of the general public, finds unhappiness with the state’s top elected official and concern with the general economic climate:

* “(W)hile students are collectively paying more for an education, the nation’s colleges and universities aren’t producing a proportionate increase in degrees and certificates”:

* The National Governors Association targets college completion — “Over the last two decades, state support for higher education has grown by $50 billion; yet, the nation has fallen from first to 12th in the world in the number of students who complete degrees.”:

* In Colorado, K-12 students who fall behind proficiency standards are unlikely to catch up anytime soon, a new analysis shows:

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