Higher education (page 175)

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    Student loan debt as major threat to U.S. economy

    Those of you who follow with interest the discussion of a higher education bubble might appreciate a Bloomberg Businessweek article that probes the potential negative economic impact of rising student loan debt. Student loans today are one of the only deteriorating pockets of consumer…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2014
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    Bloomberg Businessweek fully engages the UNC scandal

    Paul M. Barrett’s article today, “Four Blunt Points About UNC, College Sports, and Academic Corruption,” opens this way: The powers that be in North Carolina seem unable to accept that the scandal roiling Chapel Hill has become ground zero in a national…
    Jon Sanders, January 20, 2014
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    Leef highlights a university that bucks popular trends

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes profiles one university that seems to buck trends that have contributed to the overselling of American higher education. [J]ust because much of our higher education system is now a poor value for students who really want to study,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education about a recent change in North Carolina law that offers college students more protections in court-like proceedings on campus. John Hood’s Daily Journal rebuts myths…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2014
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    The bursting of the college bubble

    If you enjoyed reading the recent transcript of a Carolina Journal Radio interview with Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, discussing the government’s role in promoting a higher education “arms race,” you might appreciate a Wall Street Journal column Vedder has co-written this week with OU student…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Democrat Kay Hagan and the Republicans who would like to take her place in the U.S. Senate are generating publicity now for the November election. That Senate race is just one of the key contests Carolina Journal will monitor in 2014. Rick Henderson discusses CJ election coverage during the next…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2014
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    More attention for competency-based higher education

    If you were scanning this forum on the day after Christmas, you might remember a note about Carolina Journal Online’s article discussing a competency-based model for higher education. Now James Piereson of the William E. Simon Foundation and author Naomi Schaefer Riley address a similar theme…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2014
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    Instapundit Reynolds ponders the need for a major education shake-up

    Glenn Reynolds discusses with National Review Online key themes from his new book about impending changes in American education. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: So what’s the cocktail-party answer to what “the new school” is? GLENN REYNOLDS: Both higher and K–12 education in America…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2014