“David Ramadan column: Senators, you can control college costs” – Affordable College Tuition
“David Ramadan column: Senators, you can control college costs”

Today, in an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, David Ramadan, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2012-2016) and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, called on Senators to control college costs.

“For all the lip service the Virginia legislature pays to making higher education more affordable, Virginia students who want nothing more than a college degree and a more successful future may as well be watching a silent movie,” he wrote. “It has long been my hope that the General Assembly would remedy the painfully obvious problem that many leaders within our public colleges and universities seem more concerned about featherbedding and less about openness and accountability.”

Finding a better future is something Ramadan said he takes very personally. And that chance at a better future is what higher education offers.

“I came to America from Lebanon with very little money, but I had an abundant supply of hope that an education would allow me to prosper in these great United States,” he wrote.

To read the complete op-ed, click here.

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