Higher education (page 175)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent change in the University of North Carolina’s post-tenure review for professors. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal examines possible changes in federal ozone standards.
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2014
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    DPI’s Oversight Inaptness or Agenda

    Carolina Journal recently reported on the actions of the New Hanover School Board regarding the new AP US History Framework.  On the same day, Stanley Kurtz wrote, How the College Board Politicized U. S. History, in National Review.  While the issues regarding the new 98-page AP US History…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, August 27, 2014
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    Problems created by federal tuition supports

    Richard Vedder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity shares with National Review readers disturbing news about the impact of federal tuition-support programs. A political storm is brewing in Washington over the consequences of rising college costs, but few politicians are talking about…
    Mitch Kokai, August 25, 2014
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    TIME humorist pokes fun at the humanities

    The latest ediiton of TIME magazine’s “The Awesome Column” features Joel Stein‘s somewhat serious defense of college humanities majors. Despite his support for liberal arts, Stein can’t help poking fun at his academic brethren. Since I graduated in 1993, it has become uncool to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 25, 2014
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    Leef asks Forbes readers to consider whether a federal safety mandate is worth the cost

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes assesses the impact of the Clery Act, federal legislation that forces universities to provide the feds with information about campus crimes. Leef notes early in his piece that campuses are, on the whole, much safer locations than society at large.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2014
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    Walter Williams offers a diagnosis for one of higher education’s ailments

    George Mason University economist Walter Williams notes in his latest column a number of problems on today’s college campuses, including a growing disrespect for the free flow of ideas. The average person would think that the major task of colleges is to educate and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2014