Category Archives: Education

Of all the issues …

I find it fascinating that in just one week’s time, I have become one of the targets of those that oppose any regulation on guns, gun safety, and gun ownership in America. I am actually ok with all that — … Continue reading

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The Guatemalan dream

I have returned again to Guatemala, I’ve lost count of which trip this is, which for me is a very good thing. I know I am a visitor and will likely always be one, but I am not a tourist. … Continue reading

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Our tax dollars at work — the shame of proprietary colleges

Floyd Norris writes today on the NYT’s business page about what ought to be a national scandal. It actually is a scandal but it would appear that the dollars being contributed to our politicians by the for-profit higher education industry … Continue reading

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D-E-B-T and Higher Education

Andrew Martin and Andrew Lehman have a front page story in Sunday‚Äôs New York Times: A Generation Hobbled by Debt. http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=949832&f=19 The top of the fold color picture features Kelsey Griffith, age 23, in debt $120,000 from her college loans, … Continue reading

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OK, sometimes CNN gets it right

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/12/us/georgia-holocaust-survivor/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

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What exactly is the promise of college?

In Sunday’s New York Times, Frank Bruni writes eloquently about “The Imperiled Promise of College.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/bruni-the-imperiled-promise-of-college.html?_r=1&ref=frankbruni He begins with these sentences: “For a long time and for a lot of us, “college” was more or less a synonym for success. … Continue reading

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I Pledge Allegiance…

Last fall, just a few months into his tenure, President Don Dowless of Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, a school affiliated with the Georgia Baptists, announced that all employees of the university would be required to sign a Personal Lifestyle … Continue reading

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