Nobody is about to defend the cost of a degree. But changing the description of the faceless bureaucrats who allegedly have overrun campuses by explaining that they are student-services professionals makes all the difference.
What's a college education worth these days? Amid rising costs of tuition and an economy still rebounding from recession, higher education consumers and observers are increasingly asking that question -- and with good reason.
Leaders from four student associations have been in negotiations with two different education ministers over the past few months as multiple daily protests have paralyzed Montreal, Quebec's largest city.
Being an educated person has value unto itself and can provide fulfillments both tangible and intangible. Your formal education is just one part of your lifelong educational path. Don't be group sold into your major life decisions.
In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union Address last month, many Americans are talking about college affordability. As well they should. The cost of college is a defining issue for our country.
Reports on the tax deal have overlooked the president's advocacy for college affordability and have even suggested that he has made a deal that ignores young people. This couldn't be further from the truth.