At one time a college degree was a fairly reliable proxy for one’s education and chances of lifetime success. Today a college degree and an education are actually two different things.
How far off the rails are we going to let higher education in this country go before We the People cry enough?
Our national educational goal should be to create self-sufficient, wage-earning, tax-paying adults.
There is no political campaign without pandering and there is no pandering absent “making college affordable for everyone.”
Saddling a 21-year old kid with what amounts to a mortgage before he or she has earned a dime in the real world is irresponsible.
If five years after graduating college your son or daughter is likely to be earning less than what a year of that college cost, you should be very concerned.
With the best of intentions, the government has become the driving economic force in both higher education and in health care. In both cases, costs are out of control.
The parental decision concerning kicking newly graduated college kids out of the house is a microcosm of our societal decision about dependency. Pushing a kid out in the world to make it on his or her own is almost always the best thing you can do for the kid.
If you just had a child graduate high school and are now 11 weeks away from the start of college, turn off the radio. You’re not going to like this. I was recently given a tour of the brand new facilities at a major university. I’m not going to say which one because you die-hard alums that flock your Christmas trees the same color as your alma mater’s football jerseys will bombard me with your...