Higher education (page 172)

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    Gay, Christian, libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel will set your mental gears turning

    The latest Fortune magazine cover story focuses on the interesting ideas of billionaire Peter Thiel. The following excerpt offers just a few examples of why the cover headline proclaims “Peter Thiel Disagrees With You.” Thiel’s support for anti-aging research is perhaps the most…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2014
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    Rodney Dangerfield and the value of college

    Andrew Heaton‘s latest EconPop video uses the 1986 movie “Back to School” to explore a serious subject: the value of a college education.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online about some N.C. community colleges’ decision to opt out of a federal student loan program. John Hood’s Daily Journal shows how economic freedom helps workers.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2014
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    Learning to love rigor

    Perhaps the most memorable comment from a 2006 academic discussion at Duke University sponsored by the John Locke Foundation came — no surprise here — from Mike Munger, who explained why liberal students often get a raw deal from their professors. The solution is not…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that state lawmakers have finished their work for the year, Becki Gray assesses some of the 2014 legislative session’s most important accomplishments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a recent court ruling challenging North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Program. Robert Shibley of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2014
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    Want to fight back against the anti-American sentiment within America? Title VI offers one opportunity

    Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation explains in a Daily Signal column why it might make sense to target a particular piece of the federal Higher Education Act for defunding. Obama, alas, is not alone in spurning American influence and power, or traditional support for world…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a new John Locke Foundation report on the chemicals used in fracking. John Hood’s Daily Journal details positive reforms within the University of North Carolina system.
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential statewide impact of a legal challenge involving rules for public behavior at the state legislative complex. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines a recent enrollment drop in North Carolina’s education schools.
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2014