A candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, after a debate with his opponent, said that:
… he’d like to substantially downsize or eliminate the federal Education Department, giving more power to the states. He’d like to see less testing in the K-12 space. And on higher education, [he] wants to see student loan rate reductions or refinancing and better disclosure by private loan companies to borrowers. “We need to address the overall costs of higher education,” he said, adding that Randolph-Macon tuition has doubled since he started working there.
That candidate, as reported in Politico, is a Democrat who is given little chance of winning the race for the seat Eric Cantor expected to be occupying before he was so rudely upset in the primary. Hard to say which is more surprising. The fact that Jack Trammell is a Democrat or that he is a college professor. As is his opponent, for that matter. Both teach at Randolph-Macon.
Whatever white wine they are serving at the faculty soirees there, send a tanker truck of the stuff around to all the colleges and universities.