Recently, one of our juniors asked me, “Do you think the value of a college degree is diminishing? Tuition is rising rapidly, and many college grads seem to have trouble finding jobs.” His question gave me pause. Each day I invite students into conversation about how important it is to give attention to existential (college as part of a pattern … Read More
A Difficult Time When Fears and Change Impact Our Lives: Politics, Science, Education, and Values
Change may impact our lives in powerful ways, causing our welfare, joys, and safety to seem at risk from challenging new realities in our lives. That seems the case in many aspects of the current political season – global shifts in values cause new perceptions regarding gender, social behavior, and educational efforts to name a few of the issues in … Read More
Taxes, Investments, and Re-enrollment
It is that time of year again…it seems like this phrase is often used in the world of education. I am guessing that all professions have such cyclical periods where certain responsibilities and events happen on a regular basis. In the world of education, it is that time of year again for report cards, parent-teacher conferences, and re-enrollment. The other … Read More
Developing the Value Narrative
Dr. Steve Robinson, President of the Southern Association of Independent Schools, presents research and his expertise on independent school cost and value in this video. (Use the password “CCEI” to view it.) He discusses trends in tuition/financial aid as well as provides ways for Christian schools to discover and think about the value of their education and an understanding of financial trends in the independent school marketplace.
What Do We Deserve?
I recently read two articles that spurred my thinking on this “what do we deserve?” as it relates to Christian schools. I don’t want these sources to take responsibility for my thinking, but I do want to acknowledge them. Chad Dirkse, recently wrote a blog on the CACE website entitled, “But I’ve Earned the Right To…” It was a great reminder of … Read More