A (Free) College Education for Everyone?

This article originally appeared at Conciliar Post. You may have heard that last week President Obama announced an initiative to provide “free” community college education for qualifying students, tentatively defined as those maintaining a “C” average in school. As noted several months ago here at Conciliar Post, the status quo of the American education systemContinue reading “A (Free) College Education for Everyone?”

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Book Review: Is College Worth It? (Bennett)

Half of the college graduates in 2010-11 were unemployed or dramatically underemployed in 2013. Student loan debt is mounting for thousands of people across the country. More people are finding it difficult to get a well paying job with only a bachelors degree. Many people know that there are some problems with the American HigherContinue reading “Book Review: Is College Worth It? (Bennett)”

Thinking About Change

Having just moved to a new city, a new apartment, and started a new job, the subject of change has been on my mind lately. Change is hard: the times when I’ve transitioned to a new environment, be it moving across the country or going off to school, have been some of the most challengingContinue reading “Thinking About Change”

Book Review: NIV College Devotional Bible (Zondervan)

College students are busy, with class, homework, living on their own, a social life, and (often) work vying for their time. Amidst this busyness, it’s relatively easy to neglect the more important things in life, like reading your Bible. To help address this problem, Zondervan has released the New International Version College Devotional Bible. TheContinue reading “Book Review: NIV College Devotional Bible (Zondervan)”

The Importance of (Liberal) Education

This article originally appeared at Conciliar Post. Every year in America millions of dollars are spent on “education.”1 We have made K-12 schooling a priority, offered every child the chance at a high school diploma, and, more recently, emphasized the importance of a college degree. Yet despite this commitment of time, energy, and money notContinue reading “The Importance of (Liberal) Education”