Erie County politicians have latched onto the community college bandwagon in the hope it will lead to votes in upcoming elections. They want voters to believe it’s the only way to get technical training or a college degree if the path to college is financially out of reach, but it’s not. Erie County taxpayers have […]
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It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, Erie County still has huge gaps in the availability of broadband internet access. North of Interstate 90, access is very good, but as soon as you begin to drive south into even slightly rural areas, coverage becomes spotty and sometimes disappears altogether. This is ridiculous. There […]
In the push for a community college, Erie County keeps pointing out that it would be: the first new stand-alone community college in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1993. There might be a good reason for that. What are some changes since 1993 that might affect how education is delivered? Amazon began selling books online […]
When writing the other day about the Erie County Community College and what it was supposed to be, I had not yet seen the proposal submitted by the county. It’s now on the county website with all of the associated studies and resolutions, somehow, I missed it when looking for it a short while ago. […]
Community colleges nationwide are facing serious declines in enrollment and have been for almost ten years as adult learners are returning to the workforce due to the improving economy, but adding to that is a demographic change where fewer students are graduating from high schools and by 2025 it’s expected that drop will accelerate. Combined […]
Ready, Fire, Aim. Do you remember the GEIDC? The Greater Erie Industrial Development Corporation was given an unsecured loan for $3 million dollars by Erie County because county council and the county executive were convinced, we needed a big rail terminal. It turns out we needed no such thing and the money was lost when […]
Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) has introduced House Bill 1579, a voter ID law for Pennsylvania. It’s an excellent idea and long overdue. With online voter registration and at least one local legislator promoting the idea of same day registration, this is a simple and common sense requirement that all residents of the state should support. […]