Controlling the Costs of Higher Education
  
There are so many simple ways that colleges and universities could lessen the expense of higher education for students, but we need to think outside of the box.  Here are some thoughts on what we could try.  If you have other ideas please contact Christopher and let him know!

Eliminate the requirement that students must live on campus.  Build tiered parking garages on current lots to accommodate more commuters.  Encourage innovative ideas for providing meals.  Current prices are so high that students could eat their meals at fancy restaurants.  Meal plans should not be obligatory, even for students living on campus.  Scholarships for incoming freshman should be the same regardless of whether or not they are coming directly from high school.

A new plan should be created that allows students to become fully educated in a major in three years by eliminating superfluous general education requirements.  Our universities are needed to educate for the workforce not to educate for the sake of education.  This would not replace a four-year Bachelor degree, but be another option.

A commission should be established to study the effect of government financial aid on the costs of education and specifically explore if state and federal government subsidies is influencing universities to increase their tuition and other fees because they know the government will find a way for students to fund it.  In addition, the commission will explore the cost-benefit of decisions universities are making regarding capital expenditures, salaries, etc.
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The Main Issue

A Truly Representative Government

  
I do believe that Higher Education is important and I want to hear your thoughts.  Use the Contact Christopher   page to share your ideas, opinions or even your disagreement with what I propose. ​​

The reason I am running for State Senator is because I believe that both the Republican and Democrat parties are failing at listening to their constituents.  They are too focused on keeping or gaining power for their party and not focused enough on going back to the voters that elected them to hear what they think about the issues.  In today's world with modern technology and social media it is not hard for legislators to hear what voters have to say if they are willing to listen.

I am not a person that will go around giving speeches telling you how you should feel about a subject.  I want to go out and hear your opinion, not shape it.  The following issues and the potential solutions I propose are not carved in stone.  I believe we need to be thinking outside the box of what has become the traditional politician's thinking - maintaining the status quo.  I do believe the issues below are important, but I'm sure there are others that are just as important or more important to you.  I want to hear it, use the contact page to let your voice be heard.  It doesn't matter if you're a Republican, a Democrat, one of the minor parties or an Independent, I want to hear your voice.  Your State Senator shouldn't just represent members of a certain party, but every person.  That is how a representative government should work.