So unless you have been hiding under a rock you have heard about the massive college admissions scandal involving several of the country's most "prestigious" schools. This whole mess is absurd. First, it really isn't surprising that rich and privileged people used their money and position to leverage acceptance into universities that their children might … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the College Admissions Mess
Originally posted July 3rd, 2007, taking classes on-line was a new thing. When I wrote this I remember that most of the on-line programs I found were from unaccredited programs. Now it is very common to take on-line classes. Anyway it is an interesting read. Can distance learning be a substitute for college? The answer … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective — Distance Learning: A Substitute for College
In July, my alma mater Hardin-Simmons University received two well deserved honors. Yes, that is my unbiased opinion. The Chronicle for Higher Education named HSU one of the top ten colleges to work for in the small school division (under 3,000). The results were based upon a nationwide survey of about 41,000 employees on 247 … Continue reading Way to Go HSU!
College and high school both have classes, students and teachers. College is a completely different world than high school. The focus in high school is educating and equipping teens with the skills needed for adulthood and life. College prepares adults for careers and or to reach personal goals. One of the greatest differences between high … Continue reading How is College Different from High School?
There is a growing need for lawyers who will serve the public interest. The debt incurred during law school prevents some students in serving the public from taking low paying government or non-profit jobs. Also, many of those who take jobs as assistant DA's often quit after a few years in search of better paying … Continue reading Havard Law Offering Tution Break in Exchange for Public Service
For many students athletic scholarships are viewed as the ticket to a bright future. Many parents sacrifice a lot in an effort to help their promising young athlete will be able to compete on the next level. Many parents have an unrealistic expectation that every good athlete will get a full ride and somehow their … Continue reading Sports Scholarships Are the Ticket to a College Education? Wrong!
Well, I'm a little late writing about this one but I didn't have time earlier this week. By now you have probably heard about last Saturday's NCAA Division II playoff between Western Oregon University and Central Washington University. With 2 runners on Western Oregon senior Sara Tucholsky hit her first and only home run over … Continue reading Winning Isn’t Everything