Tune In on Sunday, January 30 as Ken Schreiber, midday host of Chicago’s 560 am, and I cut through the Washington jargon and get right to the heart of the ‘Cut Waste v Invest’ Debate and its Impact on the future of College Funding!

Dear Neighbor,

Not sure if you caught the annual State of the Union Address last night, but it was abundantly clear that no matter which side of the aisle you sit on, Higher Ed is front and center. Some higher ed highlights from last night:

– Over the next ten years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education that goes beyond a high school degree.
– “I ask Congress to…make permanent our tuition tax credit – worth $10,000 for four years of college”
– …By the end of the decade, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
– We are home to the world’s best colleges and universities, where more students come to study than any other place on Earth.

Here’s my take:
Set aside the platitudes and despite being ‘home to the worlds’s best colleges and universities’ …and forgetting the record numbers of college applicants we’re seeing, the US has fallen to 9th in the world in college graduates! Clearly we’re doing a better job of enrolling students than educating and GRADUATING them. Add to the mix that COLLEGE DEBT has surpassed all other consumer debt and it becomes clear to me that in this age of accountable spending, Congress will enact laws that change the way colleges receive and distribute financial aid!

I’ll be discussing this and many other college-related issues, including how Jay Cutler’s knee injury will affect enrollment at his alma mater (I’m serious) noon today on Chicago talk radio station 560AM The Wind. I invite you to join me for this lunch time discussion. To listen live and join the conversation, go to www.560wind.com.

Best,

Peter

P.S. I’ll be discussing these and other related college admissions and funding strategies at my upcoming workshop on February 22. To learn more or register, click here.

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