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May 10, 2014 - Syracuse, New York, U.S. - A student from the Syracuse University School of Architecture wears the words 'HIRE ME' on his graduation cap during the commencement ceremony for the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. (Credit Image: © Nicolaus Czarnecki/ZUMA24.com)

“A good education and skills for the workforce are not synonymous”

“A good education and skills for the workforce are not synonymous”

Over at Watchdog today I have an article up about a study linking fracking to high school dropout rates (my previous post here). Two experts I spoke to told me the correlation between fracking and dropout rates wasn’t a good one. “I don’t think it’s just a boom in energy. A manufacturing boom would have

2012 graduation ceremony for Sharpstown High School in Houston, TX. 455 students entered the class as freshmen, 217 made it to graduation.

It’s Silly To Blame Fracking For High School Dropouts

“Study links oil fracking to higher dropout rates,” reads headline from Grand Forks Herald education reporter Jennifer Johnson. “Fracking increased the high school dropout rates among teenage males more than females from 2000 to 2013, according to the study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research,” reports Johnson. “For every 0.1 percentage point increase in the

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Journalism Fail: Inaccurate Reports About North Dakota Oil Activity Dropoff Continue

Earlier this week I wrote a funny story about a report that the rate of North Dakota’s oil well completions had fallen off a cliff. Reuters market analyst John Kemp wrote about it in a column on Wednesday. “No new well completion reports have been filed in North Dakota since July 10, the longest gap this

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Oil Patch County Boots Man Camps, Ensures That Rents Stay Higher For Longer

Not so long ago North Dakota, specifically North Dakota’s oil patch communities, were making national headlines about having some of the highest rents in the nation. The reason why was simple. The oil boom brought a lot of people to small western North Dakota towns that didn’t have a lot of available housing. High demand,

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A Funny Story About That Alleged Slowdown In North Dakota Well Completions

John Kemp, an influential and respect market analyst for Reuters, has a provocative column out today expressing concern about well completions in North Dakota. “No new well completion reports have been filed in North Dakota since July 10, the longest gap this year, according to daily activity records published by the state’s Department of Mineral

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What’s Really Motivating Tribal Saber Rattling Over Oil Tax Reforms?

The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation – also know as the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation – are continuing to make noises about withdrawing from what has been an extremely lucrative oil tax deal with the State of North Dakota. “North Dakota Native Americans hint at exiting state oil tax deal,”

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