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  • College costs are out of control

    January 29, 2017

    MANY PEOPLE have asked me why I support the efforts of Partners for Affordable Excellence@EDU, which has been an important force behind current legislative efforts to curb cost increases and improve access at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education. Here’s why.

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  • Dragas: A modest proposal from Virginia’s voters: Make college affordable again

    January 25, 2017

    Last week Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU, a nonprofit group of higher education leaders, policymakers and business people of which I am a member, released the results of an in-depth poll of Virginia voters. Conducted by a bipartisan pair of nationally recognized firms, it focused on a single topic: public higher education in Virginia.

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  • Poll: Virginians Unhappy with Runaway Tuition

    January 16, 2017

    Virginia’s public colleges and universities have a big P.R. problem. Eighty eight percent of Virginia voters think they are too expensive, according to a poll released this morning, and three quarters say they should not be allowed to increase tuition faster than the cost of living.

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  • What U-Va. needs is less privatization, more public accountability

    July 14, 2016

    Regular citizens here and around the world are expressing disapproval of their lack of control over crushing policies made by the disconnected elite. With national student loan debt exceeding $1.3 trillion, American students and families must feel frustrations similar to those vented across the Atlantic in the recent Brexit vote.

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