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Why Are Today’s College Graduates So Stupid?

Why Are Today’s College Graduates So Stupid?

I had a grandfather who never made it past third grade. But he read a newspaper every day and could carry on intelligent conversation about current events. He wrote me letters when I was serving in the U.S. Army. He didn’t know any fancy words and expressed himself in...
Trade Education Is Gaining Support

Trade Education Is Gaining Support

Sometimes in writing this blog it feels like I’m preaching to the choir. You wouldn’t be reading this is you didn’t have an interest in exploring the trades. On a positive note, it’s also catching on with the public at-large and well as our political leaders. I read...
The Biggest Losers

The Biggest Losers

In my last blog I drew attention to the increasing burden of college student loan debt, with more and more borrower delaying payment or in default. Here, I want to discuss a worst-case scenario. Although I’ve repeatedly expressed skepticism about the wisdom of taking...
Student Loans Become Ever More Burdensome

Student Loans Become Ever More Burdensome

It’s been widely reported that federal student loan debt now totals a staggering $1.5 trillion, give or take a few billion. It’s hard to wrap your head around numbers that large, but within that big amount lay some disturbing trends that spell bad news for the U.S....
Why Does College Cost So Much?

Why Does College Cost So Much?

In my last blog I addressed the phenomenal growth of people attending college. In 1940 only around 5% of Americans held a college degree. Now, the figure is over 35%, and around two-thirds of Americans have attended college at some point. Along the way has come an...