Choosing a College: Advice to My Son

By |2016-03-26T13:04:26-05:00April 13th, 2014|Categories: Christopher B. Nelson, Education, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, St. John's College|Tags: |

Many high school seniors are facing one of the most important choices they will confront in their lives: Which college should I attend next fall? In my previous post I wrote about five issues to consider when choosing a college. But then I reflected on my role as a parent of five, remembering the advice I [...]

Flawed From the Start: The President’s Plan for Higher Education

By |2016-03-26T13:04:28-05:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Barack Obama, Christopher B. Nelson, Economics, Education, Government, St. John's College|Tags: |

President Obama has been a strong supporter of programs designed to help families pay for a college education, most notably through the Pell Grant and the Opportunity Tax Credit. However, in the summer of 2013, President Obama announced a new “Plan to Make College More Affordable.” In his speech announcing the plan, the president affirmed that [...]