Category Archives: Higher education

Leef’s latest Forbes column highlights higher ed free-speech victory

George Leef’s latest column for Forbes focuses on a court case that has led to good news for free speech on a college campus. Occasionally, you come across a legal case so strange that it makes you stop and wonder, “Is this even for real?” Such a case has recently come to an end withContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Some of the loudest proponents for North Carolina’s renewable energy tax credits represent big businesses that take advantage of the credits. Rick Henderson discusses this underreported aspect of the renewable energy debate during the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo analyzes the Federal Trade Commission’s recent endorsement of a state House bill toContinue Reading

An American university that doesn’t like the word ‘American’

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller highlights the latest disturbing piece of news from an American college campus. The University of New Hampshire has issued a Bias-Free Language Guide which identifies the word “American” as a “problematic” term which should not be used. Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,”Continue Reading

Boosting college accountability

Blake Neff reports for the Daily Caller on the Obama administration’s concerns surrounding college and university accountability. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a speech Monday American colleges need to be more “accountable” for how their students perform. The speech suggests an effort by the Obama administration in its waning days to expect moreContinue Reading

The negative impact of government subsidies on higher education prices

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog interesting information about the impact of government intervention on college costs. Matthew Ladner asks: “Do you think it might be possible that we’ve accidentally induced hyper-inflation in higher education?” As Ladner notes, the rise in prices associated with the housing bubble that caused such troubleContinue Reading

Former Duke law professor muses about Scalia

Former Duke law professor Erwin Chemerinsky, labeled by the Daily Caller as dean of a “backwater law school,” gets taken to task on the conservative website for his assessment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s written opinions. In a 601-word Los Angeles Times essay published on Tuesday, the obscure dean of the University ofContinue Reading

Think student loans help more people enroll in college?

Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon has news for you. The expansion of federal student loans has caused tuition prices to increase without increasing college enrollment numbers, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The report evaluated student financial data as well as federal student aid programs “to identifyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a profit-making community college culinary arts program in Stanly County. John Hood’s Daily Journal pokes holes in weak arguments surrounding gun control.