Fmr. Governor Gilmore to Address Millennials, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck to Moderate 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate

Richmond, VA – Today, the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC announced Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as the keynote speaker for their Inaugural Phoenix Summit this Saturday, February 18th. MAC-PAC also revealed today that Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck will serve as moderator during the 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate they are co-hosting with NextGen GOP … Read more…

Divisive DeVos Hearing Underscores Competing Visions of Public Education

Tensions were high on Capitol Hill last night as the United States Senate held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Senator Lamar Alexander (R- TN), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), called the confirmation hearing into order by recounting some … Read more…

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election Preview

There is no off-season in Virginia politics. Because Virginia holds an election every single year, someone (and everyone) is ALWAYS campaigning. As they say… no rest for the weary! As Virginia politicos gear up for the 2017 state-wide primary season, and with the 2016 Election cycle behind us [finally], political candidates are busy laying the groundwork of … Read more…

Big Academia: The Monster to Big Government’s Frankenstein

America is in desperate need of higher education reform. This truth is evident from the shocking $1.4 trillion outstanding student loan debt that is crippling America’s youngest generations. It’s no surprise that many college graduates question whether it was worth attending college. After all, many college graduates are not finding jobs within the field of their awarded … Read more…

A Vicious Cycle: How Federal Student Loans Backfired

In case you haven’t heard… America is facing a crisis of higher education. It’s undeniable and the numbers are frightening. America’s student loan debt exceeds credit card debt… totaling an outrageous $1.3 trillion. For years, tuition has been skyrocketing at a rate significantly higher than inflation. Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of tuition, room and board at public colleges and … Read more…

Mike Wade Stands Behind “Student Security”

  Today, Henrico Sheriff Mike Wade, the Republican nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 4th District, joined the effort to address rising student loan debt by announcing his support for “Student Security”, a legislative proposal to simultaneously address the rising student loan debt crisis while providing substantial Social Security reform. The plan would allow those with student … Read more…

The New College Compact: Hillary’s Obamacare?

Last month, in a thinly veiled ploy to appease Bernie Sanders supporters, Hillary’s Clinton campaign announced her version of “free college” by rolling out the revamped “New College Compact”. The “New College Compact” is a big government proposal to eliminate tuition at 4-year public colleges and universities for students of families making less than $85,000/year, … Read more…