Saint Paul College
Free K-12 education has never solved all of our children's woes in America, and it won't solve the woes of college students. Life is complex. Humans are complex. Solving the complexities of what might hinder a student from being able to learn and thrive in a college setting is complex.
For public two-year college presidents, who serve nearly 1,400 communities, it is our moral responsibility to provide fearless leadership. We welcome the most vulnerable members of our communities.
Education is not an exclusive commodity to be brokered only to the privileged -- and should not be treated as such. As a public institution we are here to serve everyone. Rich. Poor. Old. Young. That's why intentional partnerships matter.
College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.
Saint Paul College was once again named one of the best higher education institutions in the U.S.
"While [U.S. News & World Report] glorifies schools that promise to initiate their students into the elite," Lurzer writes
Helping to pay for one's college education adds meaning to life's lessons learned and adds value and context while in higher pursuits. But it's unconscionable to think that just about the only way for someone to go to college full-time is to go into debt with student loans.