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Reader Writes “Hoping for changes in higher ed”

Reader Writes “Hoping for changes in higher ed”

Thank you, Frank Stumpf Jr. of Richmond. On February 10, 2017, Stumpf’s wish for change in higher education in Virginia was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in a letter to the editor. “One wonders how the entrenched education special interests and bureaucracies can continue to deflect the blame for the out-of-control costs of higher education from the institutions themselves,” Stumpf wrote.…

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Out of Control College Costs

Out of Control College Costs

James Koch, acting president of Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU, a board of visitors professor of economics and a former president of Old Dominion University, recently penned this editorial that’s been published in Virginia newspapers this month.  I have been asked by many individuals why I support the efforts of Partners for Affordable Excellence @EDU, which has been an important…

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Bill DeSteph & Chap Peterson: “Virginia must do better on college affordability”

Bill DeSteph & Chap Peterson: “Virginia must do better on college affordability”

How often do you see bipartisan collaboration? When there’s an issue as important to Virginians as being able to afford the dream of a better future, people from both sides of the aisle come together. This week, Bill DeSteph, a Republican state senator from Virginia’s 8th District, and Chap Peterson, a Democrat state senator from Virginia’s 34th District, co-authored an editorial…

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Pain of College Debt Weighs Heavily On Virginians

Pain of College Debt Weighs Heavily On Virginians

Statewide survey reveals Virginians want elected officials to address unaffordable college tuition and its impact on the Virginia economy. RICHMOND, Va. – From forcing families to delay starting a family, to preventing recent graduates from purchasing a home and entrepreneurs from starting businesses to help spur the economy, the impact of college debt is felt far and wide across Virginia. Voters…

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Virginia Legislators Stand Up for Affordable Tuition

Virginia Legislators Stand Up for Affordable Tuition

The gears of change are beginning to turn toward better accountability, affordability and transparency in how Virginia public colleges and universities make financial decisions that affect tuition. Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have come together in an effort to address the rising cost of higher education in the Old Dominion. More than a dozen Republican and Democratic…

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Virginians’ Views On Higher Education No Longer An Academic Question

Virginians’ Views On Higher Education No Longer An Academic Question

According to a poll released today by Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU, Virginia voters – in fact, more than 85 percent – believe improving the affordability and accessibility of Virginia’s public colleges and universities would help solve one of the state’s thorniest problems: its sluggish economy. The poll, conducted January 3-5 by two of America’s most respected public opinion firms…

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