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A new study caught my eye today.  It basically found that college students are learning next to nothing.  Say what?  The study of more than 2.300 undergrads found 45% show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years. That hits home for me.  I have a sophomore in college, so I shot him a text right away, with a… Read More

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As a consumer reporter I’m always giving advice (actually advice from the experts) on how to spend and save money.  I was filling out the FAFSA (federal aid for college) tonight.  Talk about confusing.  No wonder the government is, and always has been, a mess.  I didn’t get any aid last year, and won’t again this year.  The middle-class gets hosed.  Sorry.  That’s my rant for the day. Does teaching abstinence to… Read More

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I came across the above photo recently, and it got me thinking about how some things change and other things stay the same.  It’s a picture of my oldest son, David.   Not a recent picture.  He looks a little different now (so do I).  Tomorrow Michelle and I will help him move into his dorm room at the University of Oklahoma.  It’s a long list of dorm life must-haves.  Many of… Read More

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