Category Archives: Community College Education

Does Saving Penalize Parents of College-Bound Students?

As students come to the end of their high school years, the question of college selection and college funding becomes paramount in the minds of parents and, in some instances, grandparents. Of course, completion of the dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the first step parents must take. The FAFSA form … Read more

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The Value of a “Gap Year” (or just not attending traditional four-year college)

The recent discussion over whether it is a good idea for President Obama's daughter to forego college for a year and take what is commonly termed a "gap year" reflects a troubling trend in education. The President and his daughter may actually be onto something that many Americans ignore when their child approaches high school graduation. I address … Read more

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“Skills Gap” and the Role of Community Colleges This article appeared in yesterday’s online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. It addresses the issue of the “skills gap” that American business faces as we move into the second decade of the 21st century – surely a century in which the old rules of employment and education will be called into question … Read more

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