Higher education (page 171)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online that a taxpayer-supported research campus in Kannapolis has had little apparent payoff to date. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal describes how a Bladen County childhood influenced award-winning fiction writer Guy Owen.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray about his book Coming Apart. John Hood’s Daily Journal profiles a higher-education entrepreneur from his family’s past.
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2013
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    NASBO: state spending continues to increase

    The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) released their annual State Expenditure Report in late December.  It is chock-full of interesting budget information. Between FY 2010 and FY 2012, spending increased in most states.  The North Carolina General Assembly increased overall state funds by 6.3 percent between FY…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2013
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    More evidence for the notion that college is oversold

    George “College is oversold” Leef is not likely to find much that surprises him in a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article about the value of a college education. How much is a college diploma actually worth? The perennial question asked by every former English, philosophy,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. congressional delegation’s response to calls for increased gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. The Daily Journal focuses on unrealistic job expectations linked to the notion that more education guarantees economic success.
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2012
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    Federal court sides with Belmont Abbey in contraceptive case

    One week after Eric Kniffin of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty discussed Obamacare’s threat to religious liberty during a lecture to the John Locke Foundation and Federalist Society, we learn that Becket Fund client Belmont Abbey College has won a round in federal court.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online that some private colleges in North Carolina and across the country are taking aim at spiraling tuition costs. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal says North Carolina’s efforts to fight meth labs through increased regulation are hurting innocent cold and flu…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2012
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    Community college remediation rate still at 65 percent

    I received the 2011-12 community college remediation rates. They ain’t pretty. The overall remediation rate remained at 65 percent for students enrolling at a North Carolina community college immediately after graduation.  (Note: These are not returning adults or those participating in job training courses.) According to the data, 65…
    Terry Stoops, December 13, 2012