Category Archives: Higher education

In China, they have to force their universities to promote socialism

China’s education minister is banning textbooks “promoting Western values” or criticizing the Communist Party of China (CCP). He was quoted in a Chinese newspaper as forbidding “remarks that slander the leadership” of the CCP or “smear socialism.” My first reaction is to wonder what effect this will have on American satellite campuses like Duke Kunshan University,Continue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The UNC system’s Board of Governors made waves when it decided to make a change at the top of the system’s leadership team. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy dissects the decision to replace UNC president Tom Ross for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato discusses the economicsContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online that President Obama’s “free” community college plan could prove expensive for states. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights a new ranking that reminds us more spending doesn’t guarantee a successful school.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State lawmakers could tackle a number of K-12 education issues during the legislative session that resumes next week. Terry Stoops outlines some of the key education items up for discussion this year during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Lowrey questions whether the state has developed good criteria for choosing new toll roadContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online about the UNC system’s efforts to enhance its “global brand.” John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s key role in Washington during the next two years.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State lawmakers are likely to make better decisions about state education policies if they split up the committees that now focus on both K-12 and higher education issues. Sarah Curry made that argument in a recent opinion column. She shares themes from that column in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Lindalyn Kakadelis previewsContinue Reading

Re: Cardale to Carolina Campaign

To mute the growing chorus in favor of the Cardale to Carolina Campaign, the Ohio State quarterback has announced he is staying put.

Study says college tuition tax credits have ‘negligible’ effects

Jason Russell of the Washington Examiner focuses on a new study that questions the value of college tuition tax credits. Federal tax credits for college tuition have no effect on college attendance and other educational indicators, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “There are no discernible causal effectsContinue Reading