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Our Bob Schaffer: Chairman, Colorado State Board of Education, and former U.S. Congressman

December 13, 2011

Colorado’s Bob Schaffer is a very active citizen. He is the elected Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education, founding Principal of Liberty Common High School in Ft. Collins, Colorado, former U.S. Member of the House of Representatives where he served on the House Education and Workforce Committee and an active commentator on education for the National Journal. Oh, and Bob Schaffer has served as a Trustee of Yorktown University since 2004. Here is his latest commentary on education for the National Journal.

There are hundreds of things governments can do to reduce costs on college campuses, but when it comes to driving tuition costs down to their natural levels, nothing works better than the marketplace.

Sure, states could consider shielding students from the ridiculous “fees” that get tacked onto base tuition, for example. These fees can add up to $2,000 a year in costs for things few students need – like funding student clubs, campus-based political societies and redundant insurance policies.

Personnel costs on many campuses are excessive…Continue reading Fear Not The Electron >>

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