Category Archives: Higher education

Ivory Tower helps erode American values

The higher education establishment assaults traditional American values in many ways. Jenna Robinson of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy limited herself to a top 10 list of higher ed offenses during a lunchtime presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Robinson details the first item on herContinue Reading

A federal education official and the Rolling Stone rape hoax

Chuck Ross details for Daily Caller readers the disturbing connection between an official in the U.S. Department of Education and the now-discredited Rolling Stone fable about a University of Virginia gang rape. A top-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has emerged as a potentially key figure in Rolling Stone’sContinue Reading

Hanson documents higher education’s failures

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest National Review Online column details the many ways in which today’s colleges and universities are failing their students. A bachelor’s degree is no longer proof that any graduate can read critically or write effectively. National college-entrance-test scores have generally declined the last few years, and grading standards have as well. TooContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Capital Associated Industries President Bruce Clarke’s assessment of changing labor union strategies in North Carolina. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains that North Carolina is following a national trend in its declining education school enrollment.

Guess Justise Winslow never saw this commercial

Duke has a great basketball program and deserves a fifth national championship. But I guess it’s the Tar Heel alum in me who wonders if Justise Winslow missed the 10 gazillion appearances of this recent TV commercial.

Purdue’s gain, the nation’s loss?

While President Obama is nowhere to be found on Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders, a university president and former Republican rising star sits at No. 41. The former White House budget director and Indiana governor is demonstrating that his green-eyeshade approach works just as well in academia. As president of PurdueContinue Reading

Superintendent can’t back up claims

In an op-ed published by NC Policy Watch, Mooresville Graded Superintendent Mark Edwards writes, The treatment of our state’s teachers is creating a drastic drop in enrollment in our Colleges of Education throughout North Carolina; furthermore, it is causing veteran teachers to retire ahead of when many planned because they feel disheartened and dishonored. First,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget plan seeks efficiencies within the UNC system. Mitch Kokai’s Daily Journal welcomes a surprising addition to the ranks of N.C. tax-hike critics.