Train a desired activity?
Isn't it time to look at our petty reasons for moving the train to a different location and use a little common sense?
I believe the train is truly a landmark in this area and appropriate in its location. This is primarily where people gather for most activities, downtown for the kids, for themselves and tourist functions. To move the train is quite an expense, one that I thought was not affordable unless the city is flush with money.
Use creativity; that's abundant here. Spruce up the train with imagination, making it a desired activity well remembered when visiting here. A cute ice- cream stand before boarding would be a fun win-win enterprise.
An affordable choice
I support Michigan HB 4496. The House passed this bill last summer, but the Senate has not taken action on it.
At a time when everyone needs to tighten their belts, why should the government stand in the way of people getting more economical four-year degrees from local colleges? Education is changing, whether or not universities or research-oriented professors want them to change.
Students can already earn four-year degrees online and through "university centers" at our community colleges.
Why should community colleges not be allowed to provide those same degrees, as long as their programs are accredited?
They already have facilities, and it is cheaper for students to study while continuing to live with their parents.
Differences in quality of education already exist between educational providers; a degree from the University of Michigan already means more to employers than a degree from a less competitive institution.
The question isn't whether community colleges will provide U-M quality; the question is whether they can provide an affordable choice for students that wish to make that choice.
If you agree, please contact your senators and encourage them to get this bill signed into law.