A New Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt: Innovative or Predatory?

It’s no secret that student loan debt in 2019 is at the highest point ever in the history of higher education. The most recent student loan debt statistics show just how serious the student loan debt crisis has now become. According to a recent article in Forbes, there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Further, student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category, behind only mortgage debt, with borrowers on average owing more than $30,000 when they leave school; whether they graduate or not. Continue reading A New Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt: Innovative or Predatory?

Student Teacher

During a recent lecturing opportunity, I was thinking about my work with the Kansas Legislature and how it fits with the broader principles of leadership. A former work colleague, Dr. Jonathan Fisk, asked me to speak to his MPA class at Auburn University. His focus was ethics and leadership in the public sector. These are concepts I think about often, but I had not previously had a reason to put my thoughts into text. It was a welcome exercise to spend time on the subject, and I thought I would share my thoughts for our readership. Continue reading Student Teacher