Category Archives: Higher education

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential statewide impact of a legal challenge involving rules for public behavior at the state legislative complex. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines a recent enrollment drop in North Carolina’s education schools.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent change in the University of North Carolina’s post-tenure review for professors. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal examines possible changes in federal ozone standards.

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