August 15, 2016
"I feel I kind of ruined my life by going to college," is a quote from a student who took out federal student loans at three different colleges on her way to a nursing degree. Loan totals: $150,000.
August 1, 2016
Six years ago, we began a program to select and place legislative interns with regional caucus members in the Kentucky General Assembly who support opportunity for great learning experiences for our students.
July 18, 2016
Can you determine if you are trustworthy? Consultants from the FranklinCovey company would say “No.” Only others—your colleagues, family, friends, clients, etc. can decide if you can be trusted, based on your actions and behaviors.
July 1, 2016
A recent Gallup/Lumina Foundation poll asked Americans about awarding college credit for experience. Most respondents (87%) say they believe students should be able to receive college credit for knowledge and skills acquired outside the classroom.
June 28, 2016
Pat Summit, a coach for the Tennessee Volunteers women’s team for 38 years, had the most wins of any university basketball coach in the country. (Yes, good things do come out of Tennessee!) She was a force for good, and for healthy competition, and for supporting young women to have drive and purpose. She got her head coaching job at 22.
May 24, 2016
The lawmakers and executive branch in Kentucky have been embroiled in budget development and policy discussions this spring. On both sides, there are principled and understandable points of view about the state of government finances and the priorities for the Commonwealth.
May 17, 2016
Hello, readers. This is my first blog posting to BCTC President’s Perspectives. I will explore issues and ideas on education and society related to BCTC’s mission of education and training. Topics of much concern at the beginning of 2016 include...