New Year’s Resolutions at College Parents of America

It’s the New Year, a time for resolutions. Here are some resolutions from me to you, followed by some suggested resolutions for you to make to your children. At College Parents of America, I and my team resolve to: empower you to best support your children on...

COLLEGE TODAY: THE BEST – AND WORST – OF TIMES

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times for American higher education. A college education is more widely available than at any time in our nation’s history, with well more than two-thirds of high school graduates...

EDUCATION STILL PAYS, BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER?

Each October, the College Board issues a report entitled Trends in College Pricing. Based on data gathered in late summer, this report aggregates tuition, fee and room & board prices from colleges and universities across the country, and places them in...

STUDENT LOANS ARE GOING GLOBAL

We Americans already export everything from blue jeans to cigarettes to cable television channels, so it should come as no surprise that we have now begun to export something a bit more ephemeral – the concept of student loans. Many other countries have begun to...

CELEBRATING ACADEMIC FREEDOM ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

It’s the Fourth of July, a good day to talk about freedom. And since we are College Parents of America, this is a good place to write about a certain aspect of freedom under great debate on college and university campuses. I am referring to academic freedom....

‘TWAS THE FUTURE COLLEGE PARENT’S WEEK BEFORE XMAS

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the houseCollege applications were stirring, waiting the click of a mouse; The essays were done, saved as word docs with care,In hopes that high SAT scores soon would be there; The 12th-graders were nestled all snug in...

A Q&A You Can Use With Your Friends

Since September 2003, with your support, I have been steering College Parents of America’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., supporting legislation and rule-making that reduces the complexity of the education planning process and makes college more...

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