Higher education (page 176)

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    Overhead Receipts Ride Again

    “Overhead receipts” are back as a legislative issue. In 2003 Jon Sanders, writing for the Pope Center, pointed out that in 2002 the University of North Carolina system had received $123.6 million  in overhead from the federal government research grants, money provided to “defray the administrative and institutional costs…
    Jane S. Shaw, July 30, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Left-of-center partisans and pundits publicized a recent New York Times editorial that criticized North Carolina government’s Republican leaders. John Hood explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why there’s no need to worry about that editorial. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2013
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    One charter authorizer or several?

    A little more than a week ago, the Center for Education Reform issued a press release that criticized Senate Bill 337: NC Charter School Advisory Board. The House displaced the bill today.  Both the House and Senate will debate and vote on the bill on Saturday (maybe). Jeanne…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A Charlotte-area diet blogger can proceed with his free-speech lawsuit against state regulators who claimed he was violating the law by dispensing nutrition advice without a license. Rick Henderson discusses the latest developments in Steve Cooksey’s federal lawsuit during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2013
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    Atlantic article notes problems with ‘high-tuition, high-aid’ approach to higher education

    Though it offers dubious conclusions about the general value of means-testing government programs, a new Atlantic article does offers an interesting assessment of a popular trend in higher education. [M]any schools have increased their “sticker prices” — the tuition they advertise to the public — while…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2013
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    Ideas Holding Back Education

    A recently released e-book exposes seven ideas (myths) that permeate the world of education, while all the time holding back student achievement. E. D. Hirsch, Jr. reviews the book in his blog. A British schoolteacher, Daisy Christodoulou, has just published a short, pungent e-book called Seven Myths about Education.
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, July 9, 2013
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    New AEI report urges higher education changes

    Amid growing evidence that the existing system of higher education is falling short of its promise to pave the way for economic growth, the American Enterprise Institute is issuing a new report urging reform. Although two- and four-year colleges are important linchpins in…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A recent report pans the performance of most education schools at U.S. colleges and universities. Terry Stoops discusses the report’s implications for North Carolina in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo discusses the Obama administration’s efforts to recruit young, healthy Americans to buy costly insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2013