Posted by Larry Doyle on January 28th, 2013 12:10 PM |
Clearly the topic of higher education in general and the funding of higher education specifically is forefront in the minds of many American families. There are many thousands of good reasons for families to be concerned. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on October 27th, 2012 6:44 AM |
Can you imagine the media coverage of a train wreck in which the passengers largely consisted of hundreds of thousands of American college, university, and graduate students? Every news outlet in this nation would set up shop by the roadside to cover that massive human interest story.
Well, that train wreck is playing out in slo-motion each and every day in our country. Is that right? Yep, and it has garnered little of the requisite attention it deserves. Let’s navigate and take a personal look inside the trillion dollar student loan disaster. Interesting that it takes coverage from Euronews to shine a light on this pileup. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on May 19th, 2012 7:21 AM |
“We know the model is not sustainable,” said Lawrence T. Lesick, vice president for enrollment management at Ohio Northern University. “Schools are going to have to show the value proposition. Those that don’t aren’t going to be around.”
(The New York Times; May 14, 2012)
In my opinion, the size, scope, and impact of this problem is an enormous anchor weighing down our next generation and our nation’s economy.
Make no mistake, this anchor is not only impacting thousands of students and families but is also having an equally burdensome impact on colleges and universities nationwide.
I choose my words carefully here. The other day I entitled my commentary, Student Debt Bubble: Impending Doom for Colleges.
Doom is a strong word. Why did I choose it? Let’s navigate. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on February 28th, 2012 6:46 AM |
The cost of college and the accompanying burden of student loan payments are having an enormous impact across many segments of our economic landscape.
From basic consumer spending habits to decisions on living arrangements and so much more, recent college grads are facing a decidedly different economic future than their counterparts a decade or two ago.
I ask once again, Are Student Loans an Impending Bubble? Is Higher Education a Scam?
Many people in the field do forecast an impending student loan debt bomb. Why should we be concerned? For the very simple reason that the bomb is ENORMOUS!! (more…)