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‘TEACH Grants’ Taken Away, And Bean Sculpture Controversy: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The Week’s News

Our panel of non-experts weighs in on the stories from this week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.


A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:

  • A new government study found that teachers who committed to low-income schools to satisfy a grant — ‘TEACH grants'– had the grants taken away and converted into loans.
  • Chicago columnist seeks to stoke some sort of controversy over sculptors created by Sir Anish Kapoor with Houston...over a couple of...shiny beans.

Our panel of non-experts this week includes: