President Obama just did American students, educators, and businesses a favor. He made access to an affordable college education a national priority, and for that historic focus he deserves great credit.
All of us know that more must be done. But is this plan a good solution? The "best value" rating system may seem plausible at first glance, but there can be no doubt that it will do much unintended harm to higher education in America.
Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.
Today, thousands of preschool aged children are placed on a waitlist waiting for space to open in an early learning program while the most important developmental milestones of their lives pass them by.
Regardless of the outcome, health care reform today comes down to four simple, words: accessibility, affordability, choice, and competition. For good measure, there is also perhaps a fifth word: right,
While it once seemed like our biggest battle was over whether we are going to get a strong public health insurance option as part of reform, that question has now joined a host of others in the debate.