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May 19, 2016
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Universities Have a Spending Problem

Hello blog friends, I know I’ve posted about the high cost of college in the past, but feel this critical issue should to be kept at the forefront. It is just one of many education concerns we need to address as we try to improve education in our nation. In the past the quality of education in the United States was the best in the world; today we rank twenty-sixth (26th.) YES – twenty-six (26) other countries have surpassed us! So, so sad. Continue reading

December 29, 2015
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College Bowl Games: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Published in Naples Daily News, Dec. 29, 2015 Not long ago playing a college football bowl game was something of institutional pride—parades and other events occupied the days in advance. Alumni filled the stadiums. Players were student-athletes, most graduated, and … Continue reading

January 8, 2015
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Time to Stop Skyrocketing College Tuition Costs!

Public college tuition skyrocketed over twelve times, nearly doubling the rate of medical increases. Like heart disease, the “higher education silent killer” has already taken its toll—$1.3 trillion in student-loan debt that has limited access for millions of people and greatly curtailed their economic purchasing-power. Continue reading