Two main arguments of the 2012 GOP platform on education are that alternatives to traditional four-year colleges are needed and that federal student aid is unsustainable. To what extent do you agree?
I disagree because the traditional four-year college system should be the main focus of reform through federal aid before other alternatives are considered. (56%, 23 Votes)
I agree completely because focusing on alternatives such as online universities and technical schools would alleviate the financial burden of college education by offering low-cost degrees.` (29%, 12 Votes)
I somewhat agree because alternatives are needed now, but the federal government should still be responsible as a source for financing higher education. (15%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 41
Start Date: September 3, 2012 @ 2:08 pm End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 2:08 pm
University of California President Mark Yudof and all 10 UC chancellors came out in support last week of the University of Texas' race-conscious admissions policies. Would you be in favor of repealing Proposition 209, which prohibits the UC from using race as a factor in admissions?
No. Proposition 209 should stay in place - it sets a level playing field for all those seeking access to state institutions. (47%, 37 Votes)
Yes. It is the UC's stated mission to provide "long term social benefits" to all Californians, and this includes helping minority students gain access to higher education. (37%, 29 Votes)
Possibly, but the UC would have to provide evidence that a more diverse campus community benefits all students. (10%, 8 Votes)
I am undecided on this issue. (6%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 78
Start Date: August 19, 2012 @ 2:06 pm End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
Amid recent controversy surrounding statements made against same-sex marriage by the president of Chick-fil-A, supporters of same-sex marriage have responded with boycotts and protests against the fast-food chain restaurant. How justified is this opposition method?
The opposition is well justified: Consumers should "vote with their wallets." (57%, 8 Votes)
Consumers have the right to vote with their wallets, but it's worrisome that the protest runs counter to the freedom of speech that individuals - even business leaders - are entitled to. (36%, 5 Votes)
The opposition is not well justified. Businesses should cater to the services provided, and consumers should put aside their personal and cultural beliefs when buying productsts. (7%, 1 Votes)
I'm not sure how I feel about the issue. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 14
Start Date: August 15, 2012 @ 2:04 pm End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 2:04 pm
An earlier version of a piece of legislation known as the Student-Athlete Bill of Rights aimed to improve the treatment of student-athletes at Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC and UCLA. Amid opposition from the universities, the bill has now been amended. What do you think of the bill?
The bill was unfair in the first place because the universities might not have the resources to fund it. (83%, 24 Votes)
Despite the changes, the amended bill would be progress for student-athletes. (14%, 4 Votes)
The amended bill should not be passed because it is a watered-down version. (3%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 29
Start Date: July 8, 2012 @ 2:04 pm End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 2:04 pm
A proposed ban by new Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander would ban vending machines from selling sugary drinks in Los Angeles parks and libraries. Is this a step in the right direction?
While the ban would reduce consumption of sodas and other sugary drinks, it is only a surface solution, and does little to help educate the population on how to improve its eating habits. (42%, 45 Votes)
It is not clear how effective this ban will be if these drinks can be bought elsewhere. (33%, 35 Votes)
This could prove a positive step to help improve dietary habits of Angelenos. (22%, 24 Votes)
I am not sure where I fall on this issue. (3%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 107
Start Date: June 10, 2012 @ 2:03 pm End Date: January 4, 2013 @ 2:03 pm