Category Archives: Higher education

DPI’s Oversight Inaptness or Agenda

Carolina Journal recently reported on the actions of the New Hanover School Board regarding the new AP US History Framework.  On the same day, Stanley Kurtz wrote, How the College Board Politicized U. S. History, in National Review.  While the issues regarding the new 98-page AP US History Framework continues to swirl, the NC DepartmentContinue Reading

Problems created by federal tuition supports

Richard Vedder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity shares with National Review readers disturbing news about the impact of federal tuition-support programs. A political storm is brewing in Washington over the consequences of rising college costs, but few politicians are talking about the causes of the problem, particularly since a major perpetrator ofContinue Reading

TIME humorist pokes fun at the humanities

The latest ediiton of TIME magazine’s “The Awesome Column” features Joel Stein‘s somewhat serious defense of college humanities majors. Despite his support for liberal arts, Stein can’t help poking fun at his academic brethren. Since I graduated in 1993, it has become uncool to major in the humanities. In 2010, 7% of U.S. graduates majoredContinue Reading

Leef asks Forbes readers to consider whether a federal safety mandate is worth the cost

George Leef’s latest column for Forbes assesses the impact of the Clery Act, federal legislation that forces universities to provide the feds with information about campus crimes. Leef notes early in his piece that campuses are, on the whole, much safer locations than society at large. Even though violence does sometimes strike on campuses, theyContinue Reading

Walter Williams offers a diagnosis for one of higher education’s ailments

George Mason University economist Walter Williams notes in his latest column a number of problems on today’s college campuses, including a growing disrespect for the free flow of ideas. The average person would think that the major task of colleges is to educate and advance human knowledge. The best way to do that is toContinue Reading

Something to keep in mind as you haul that mini-fridge to the dorm room

Lindsey Burke reports for the Daily Signal on the latest data associated with student loan debt across the country. This year, outstanding student loan balances reached an all-time high of $1.12 trillion – an increase of $124 billion since last year, according to the New York Federal Reserve. Nearly 11 percent of aggregate student loanContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online about the “reverse transfer” process that’s designed to help college dropouts earn degrees. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal questions media outlets that make deals with rogue regimes in return for access.

Another sign of a bursting college bubble?

The cover story in the latest issue of The Atlantic asks “Is College Doomed?” It’s a question that ought not surprise anyone who has read this forum’s frequent discussions of a higher education bubble. Graeme Wood’s article starts with a description of the Minerva Project, a new technology-based higher education venture launched by 39-year-old entrepreneurContinue Reading