While colleges offer plenty of things that are advertised as free, most students don't realize the ever-increasing amount of money they pay to get a college degree actually includes fees to cover these activities.
Why would we educate children at public expense from kindergarten through high school and then deny them the ability to pursue higher education? I offer for your consideration a few suggestions for legislation.
The recession we are experiencing is not a normal, cyclical "blip" -- it is unlike anything that most of us have ever experienced. Consequently, we in higher education have to make some fundamental changes in the way we do business.
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.
If our country is to emerge from our economic downturn, we must invest in the students and workers who are the future of our workforce. Congress must take swift action to fill the $5.7 billion Pell Grant funding gap by the end of the year.