Higher education

  • Post

    Martin Center column examines COVID-19’s impact on professors

    Kathleen Bustamante writes for the Martin Center that the pandemic has affected her approach to college students’ challenges. A student whose mother had been hospitalized for leukemia, for example, experienced an understandably high amount of stress when the lockdown began. A bright student, he had turned in quality work…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
  • Post

    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
  • Post

    Martin Center column endorses abolishing federal Education Department

    Walter Block writes for the Martin Center about getting the federal government out of local education decisions. The present essay is an attempt to make the case for the elimination of the Department of Education. Why pick on that Department? There are two reasons. One, it was established 31…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
  • Post

    Princeton’s rejection of Wilson could have a domino effect

    Chrissy Clark explains for the Washington Free Beacon how Princeton University’s treatment of its former president and former U.S. President Wooodrow Wilson could have a broader impact. Princeton University’s decision to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus could have a domino effect on other institutions bearing the name…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
  • Post

    Deconstruction and the current mess

    Elizabeth Powers explains at National Review Online how an insidious element of college campus culture has affected the rest of society. A recent Wall Street Journal editorial drew attention to the source of the moral denunciation that now dominates journalism: namely, “dogmas that began in the universities.” These…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
  • Post

    Martin Center column probes research universities’ duty to reopen

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses on the reopening of research universities. Although colleges across the country plan to reopen for the fall semester, much is still unknown about how to best proceed. Leaders are grappling with how to best safeguard public health while attempting to re-establish some…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
  • Post

    Martin Center’s Leef asks what will replace standardized testing

    George Leef of the Martin Center ponders a future with no standardized testing in college admissions. The COVID-19 pandemic probably won’t kill the SAT, but will no doubt leave it in a badly weakened condition. Both the SAT (and its close competitor, the ACT) have had to cancel administration…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
  • Post

    Martin Center column probes American universities’ leading role in research

    John Staddon writes for the Martin Center about American universities’ longstanding leadership in scientific research. Miguel Urquiola is professor and chair of the department of economics at Columbia University. His special field is education and his book Markets, Minds, and Money: Why America Leads the World in University Research…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020