Higher education (page 175)

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    Even the Washington Post sees trouble ahead for higher education

    Look beyond the opening lines about the “especially admirable” statements President Obama has made regarding college affordability, and Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane offers a pretty good view of some key problems in the American system of higher education. It’s a message courageously…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2013
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    Barron’s D.C. man examines market forces addressing higher education problems

    Jim McTague of Barron’s is not as concerned as other observers about rising college costs. He explains why in his latest “D.C. Current” column. You parents with young children: There’s no reason to get bent out of shape about the college-affordability crisis. Nor is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina reported good news with its latest public school graduation rate. But Terry Stoops looks behind the headline numbers to determine the implications for public education in our state during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sticking with the education theme, Jeanette Doran of the N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2013
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    NC colleges make worst ROI list

    According to Forbes, North Carolina hosts three colleges and universities with the worst return on investment (ROI). 9. Fayetteville State University (out-of-state tuition) Four-year cost as of 2012: $113,400 30-year ROI: -$82,600 11. Meredith College Four-year cost as of 2012: $150,400 30-year ROI: -$66,200 13. Shaw University…
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2013
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    Damon must have inherited his statist faith

    Liberal film star Matt Damon unwittingly offered free advertising for school choice when he announced plans to send his kids to a private school, rather than allow them to hang out with the public school plebs. But a Hot Air blurb from Mike Antonucci highlights more…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state budget provision that would pave the way for Winston-Salem State to buy Bowman Gray Stadium and the adjacent Civitan Park. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal focuses on recent headlines that spell out bad news for renewable energy…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jane Shaw reports for Carolina Journal Online about a change in the state’s charter school law that could have a major impact on teacher education in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers an “optimist’s lament.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2013
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    Goldberg muses on hate and apathy

    Hate is universally awful, isn’t it? Well, no, as Jonah Goldberg reminds us in the latest print edition of National Review. No one complains about someone who hates racism. Those who hate poverty or animal cruelty face no scorn. Hatred is particularly popular among young people,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2013