Tag: op-ed

Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too

Reposted from The Hill–original article. By Glenn DuBois, Morna Foy and Monty Sullivan, Opinion Contributors — 06/13/19 05:15 PM EDT Go ask ALICE about Operation Varsity Blues, and you won’t get much of a reaction. That’s because while highly selective schools grab lots of ink, including the not-so-good ink from the high-profile admissions scandal, it’s […]

Md. law makes it difficult to employ ex-offenders

Reposted from The Baltimore Sun–original article. It’s true that not enough employers are lining up to give Maryland’s formerly incarcerated population a second chance. But when you look at the reasons behind that decision, it’s difficult to blame them. While there are numerous second chance programs in place within our state, there are challenges to […]

Infrastructure conversation must include America’s public lands and waters

Reposted from The Hill–original article. By Jessica Wahl, Opinion Contributor — 05/16/19 10:15 AM EDT When outdoor enthusiast Mikah Meyer arrived in Washington, D.C., this month, it wasn’t just another typical springtime tourist visit. As Meyer climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he was completing a specific quest — to visit all 419 National […]

Viewpoint: Md. schools, business must work toward sustainable workforce development

Reposted in part from the Baltimore Business Journal–original article (behind paywall). By Christine Ross – Contributor Apr 26, 2019, 9:51am EDT The CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce says schools and businesses must work together toward sustainable workforce development solutions, particularly in underserved communities.

Shutdown fallout hits the outdoor recreation economy

Reposted from The Hill–original article. By Jessica Wahl, Opinion Contributor — 01/16/19 04:30 PM EST The outdoor recreation community is unified in its message to Congress and the administration to end this shutdown immediately so federal workers, small businesses, rural communities and American families can get back to work and continue to enjoy public lands […]

Why everyone should agree to support recreation, not red tape

Reposted from The Hill–original article. By Frank Hugelmeyer, Opinion Contributor — 07/02/18 09:25 AM EDT Bipartisan bills are rare on Capitol Hill these days, but there’s nothing like outdoor recreation to bring people together, especially as the Fourth of July approaches and Americans plan their holiday celebrations. The Recreation Not Red Tape Act, shorthanded by […]