October 21, 2015


Should every student have the option of attending college? Our schools certainly operate under that premise: the whole purpose of the Common Core movement is to ensure that students graduate from high school with the skills necessary to attend college, should they cho...

March 31, 2015


There has been a lot of buzz recently about “Failure to Launch” syndrome, a term coined to describe young adults who are still dependent on their parents, often unable to hold down a job or move out on their own. Many have completed college, but seem to be either unmo...

February 6, 2015

Our national conversation often revolves around “the American dream,” that uniquely American notion that anyone who works hard can live a full life that includes a secure job, satisfying personal relationships, the freedom to share one’s opinions, and maybe even home o...

January 27, 2015

Although there are numerous people wondering whether the high cost of a college education is a worthwhile investment these days, many still believe that a college degree is a necessary step along the path to success. From 1980 to 2012, the percentage of 18 – 24 year ol...

January 14, 2015

President Obama’s proposal that two years of community college should be free for all students who maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 is garnering a lot of attention. After all, the number of college students borrowing federal student loans to finance their education has in...

December 18, 2014

In a nation where we increasingly believe that further education after high school is necessary for success, the cost of that education is becoming increasingly unaffordable. CNN aired a documentary last month called Ivory Tower about the astronomical costs of college...

October 30, 2014

A few weeks ago, one of my readers shared a really interesting book with me. Written by Blake Boles, Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree argues that, rather than assuming that a college degree is necessary, we should consider...

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