Higher education

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new study that shows teacher absences are more common in traditional public schools than in public charter schools. The Daily Journal highlights a focus on zero-based budgeting for the administrators who oversee North Carolina’s public universities.
    Mitch Kokai, September 26, 2017
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    More Mizzou misery

    Thomas Lambert writes for the Martin Center about recent woes at a major Midwestern public university campus. The University of Missouri, where I teach and which I dearly love, is in crisis. Freshman enrollment at the university’s Columbia campus (Mizzou) is down by a whopping 35% from two…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    The trouble with Confucius Institutes

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column questions American universities that align themselves with their Chinese counterparts. Academic freedom has long been a guiding principle for American colleges and universities: Neither faculty nor students should be told what to say or punished for saying whatever they think. That principle has…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    Pointed Questions From Members of the UNC Board of Governors

    We won’t be a rubber stamp. That’s the message being delivered by some members of the board that governors the UNC System. JLF’s Mitch Kokai looks at recent comments and proposals from the UNC Board of Governors that are generating media coverage. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 15,…
    Donna Martinez, September 18, 2017
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    Conservatives on campus

    Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute ponders the problem of college faculties that lack conservative professors. While conservatives represent America’s largest ideological group, at 36 percent of the population, they constitute less than 10 percent of faculty in the social sciences and humanities — and a small…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2017
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    Addressing the HBCU salary gap

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column addresses a critical issue for the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. Earlier this month, the Triangle Business Journal revealed that graduates from North Carolina’s Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) are lagging their peers in terms of median salary after graduation. As…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017
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    Leef focuses on Title IX reform

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column addresses U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ approach to the controversial Title IX. It is very rare for a federal agency to admit having made a mistake and rarer still for the secretary of a cabinet department to announce a U-turn in policy in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017
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    College campuses don’t have to cave to the crazies

    Charles Murray writes at the American Enterprise Institute about a recent campus speech that did not result in violence. If a nerdy, inoffensive speaker like me, lecturing on themes from Coming Apart (not a controversial book), could be shouted down at Harvard, we would be faced with a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2017