Higher education costs

Couathored with University of Colorado Regent-at-Large Heidi Ganahl. These days, it’s hard to have a genuine, comprehensive conversation about how best to solve problems plaguing our state and country. Then, things often get “wonky” when you actually try to explain your ideas. Higher education presents a unique opportunity to agree on a problem, discuss straightforward […]

Couathored with University of Colorado Regent-at-Large Heidi Ganahl. If you live and work in Colorado, America’s eighth-most expensive state to live in, you typically need a college degree to get by. Seventy-four percent of all jobs here require it. Colorado is also one of the most expensive to get that degree. Tuition and fees have […]

To quote Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “There has been an awakening.  Have you felt it?” Whether we’re talking about PreK-12 schooling or higher ed, things are changing.  Parents and students are starting to realize the raw deal they’ve been getting with the current education systems.  It’s showing up in enrollment data — and […]

Congressional Democrats are moving apace with their student loan forgiveness schemes. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, along with several liberal members of Congress, introduced a resolution calling for President Biden to cancel unilaterally up to $50,000 in student loan debt for every borrower. It’s unknown if Biden, who favors some […]

Last Thursday, a group of U.S. senators, led by Sens. Chuck Schumer (NY) and Elizabeth Warren (MA), put forward a resolution calling on President Biden to unilaterally “cancel” $50,000 in federal student loan debt.  All are Democrats, yet thankfully not a single one was from Colorado.  It should stay that way. At over $1.7 trillion, […]

Ten years ago, I graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Attending a small, private university was an expensive decision made possible through a scholarship from Regis, support from my parents, tens of thousands in student loans and the decision to graduate in three years. As with others, paying back student loans has been challenging […]

In 2020, college really hasn’t been all it’s cracked up to be.  Students should be forgiven if they are paying an arm and a leg, racking up tens of thousands in debt and griping about their subpar experience.  That’s because they’re right to complain.  “We sell the entire university experience to our students and their parents,” Regis […]


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