Higher education

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    Universities Enlist Students As Mask Police

    Spencer Lindquist writes for the Federalist about a disappointing development within American universities involving face masks. How much would you have to be paid to commit social suicide? What if a paycheck wasn’t the only perk, but it also entitled you to a sickening sense of self-righteousness and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Tool for Assessing Higher Ed’s Value

    Chris West writes for the Martin Center about N.C. higher education’s bang for the buck. Shelling out the time and cash necessary to earn a degree is a sacrifice. For many, the question of “is college worth it?” has a simple answer: “yes.” But for others, the answer may…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores College Exit Exams

    Shannon Watkins writes for the Martin Center about the potential for college exit exams. Although there is no shortage of college graduates, a degree alone, unfortunately, does not guarantee students learned anything of substance while in college. The grade point averages listed at the top of many graduates’ resumes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2021
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    The Rich Get Richer!

    From the Harvard Crimson: Colleges and universities across the country are reporting record returns on their endowments. This month, the University of Pennsylvania reported a 41.1 percent return for its endowment in fiscal year 2021, while Duke University posted returns of 55.9 percent. Overall, university…
    Jon Guze, October 14, 2021
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    Critical Race Theory Seeps Through American Education

    Peter Kirsanow, Christopher Ross, and Maximos Nikitas write for the Federalist about evidence of Critical Race Theory’s growing influence. The critical race racket has become nearly ubiquitous in American education, as shown by the recent embrace of this radical ideology by America’s two largest teachers unions, the National…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Claremont ‘Cancellation’

    Scott Yenor writes for the Martin Center about a higher education group’s campaign against the Claremont Institute. The American Political Science Association (APSA) has long been a professional outfit that makes for a relatively comfortable home for conservatives. Unlike sociology or gender studies, political science is more inclined to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
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    Martin Center Highlights N.C. State Professor’s Lawsuit Against School

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center interviews a professor from N.C. State who is suing the university. Incidents of academics being targeted for their views are on the rise, according to a new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE notes that the number of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Ponders Parallel University System

    Robert Wright writes for the Martin Center about prospects for creating a new university system. We have reached a critical juncture in our nation’s history. As once hallowed institutions decay before our eyes, parallel structures struggle to arise. Cryptocurrencies, Fintechs, and private equity funds hedge against financial system collapse.
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2021