Category Archives: Higher education
This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Terry Stoops about his concerns that North Carolina’s rising high school graduation rate might mask a decline in standards. John Hood’s Daily Journal assesses the pros and cons of the state Senate’s tax reform plan.
George Leef is sure to take interest in the following National Review Online headline: “The College Bubble Bursts.” Michael Barone delivers the accompanying article, which discusses problems plaguing American higher education. Now the higher-education bubble has burst. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that that the average “tuition discount rate” offered incoming freshmen lastContinue Reading
The Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill returning a great deal of financial self-governance to the voters. Senate Bill 129 passed the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday afternoon and moved immediately to the floor calendar. Sen. Tommy Tucker, R-Union, ushered the bill through committee with some compelling numbers supporting the measure. “ThisContinue Reading
The University of North Carolina surprised some observers by choosing Dartmouth College’s interim president as the new chancellor for the flagship Chapel Hill campus. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy analyzes that choice during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law rebutsContinue Reading
One of the signs of a higher education bubble: a rampant grade inflation in which “an A is the most common grade given in college — 43 percent of all grades, as opposed to 15 percent in the 1960s,” according to research Thomas Lindsay quotes in the latest National Review. Lindsay documents an interesting effortContinue Reading
Of course you are! The John Locke Foundation has you covered. Read School Vouchers: From Friedman to the Finish Line and send a copy to all of the school choice “haters” out there. And remember: Preschool families and college students receive vouchers to attend the private institution of their choice, so there is no reasonContinue Reading
Way to go, UNC. You’ve pulled off yet another secret search for an executive who will be paid by the citizens of North Carolina six figures a year and receive a huge pension for the rest of her life — but these citizens deserve no say, not even the courtesy of knowing who you wereContinue Reading