Higher education (page 170)

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    A great description of key factors contributing to the college bubble

    Within The Atlantic‘s latest cover story on the influence of college fraternities, Caitlin Flanagan offers a great synopsis of some of the key factors that have come together to create a college bubble. The entire multibillion-dollar, 2,000-campus American college system—with its armies of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2014
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    Hanson documents problems associated with ‘Diversity Inc.’

    Victor Davis Hanson explains for National Review Online readers why the diversity “industry” in American higher education is causing problems. Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That’s odd, because diversity no longer…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s official unemployment rate has dropped from 8.8 percent last June to 6.9 percent in December. John Hood probes the facts behind that headline number during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops reacts to a legislative debate about new Common Core public school standards,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jenna Ashley Robinson reports for Carolina Journal Online about concerns surrounding a new data collection program involving students’ information. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes politicians’ job approval ratings.
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2014
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    Bloomberg Businessweek continues coverage of the UNC academic-athletic scandal

    A week after shining a national spotlight on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s high-profile scandal involving athletes and shoddy academics, Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek revisits the topic for the magazine’s latest issue. James Dean, the executive vice chancellor and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Taxpayers in every income category will save tens of millions of dollars, thanks to North Carolina’s 2013 tax reform package. Roy Cordato rebuts left-of-center myths about tax reform during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Lindalyn Kakadelis shares reaction from parents, teachers, and school board members to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2014
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    Leef analyzes new book on the impact of competition and entrepreneurship in education

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes focus on “Instapundit” Glenn Reynolds‘ new book about the need for new ideas in education. Bratwurst, Leica cameras, BMW automobiles, Beck’s beer, and so on—great German imports to the U.S. Few people realize that our educational system was…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2014
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    Fortune columnist highlights battle for the future of higher education

    If the college bubble is nearing its breaking point, Becky Quick‘s latest column in Fortune magazine might offer some details about the process that will lead to that break. You may not realize it yet, but the battle lines for future generations’ college education…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2014