Higher education (page 176)

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    Leef probes link between college education and prosperity

    George Leef explains for Forbes readers why more college education doesn’t necessarily translate into greater economic prosperity. People (and countries) with little education are mostly poor, while people (and countries) with very advanced education are mostly wealthy. Therefore, it’s tempting to jump to the conclusion…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with economist Richard Vedder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity about the government’s role in fueling a higher education “arms race.” John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how leading Democrats agree with Republican Gov. Pat…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online about the impact of a competency-based approach to higher education. Donna Martinez’s Daily Journal focuses on a liberal lawsuit that intends to block choices for families of special-needs students.
    Mitch Kokai, December 26, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with George Leef of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy about a problematic proposal to provide “free” college. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the reasons why competition is better than monopoly.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online on the controversial sale of N.C. State’s Hofmann Forest. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explores the illogical federal policy for protecting eagles.
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If you’re having a hard time keeping track of the various lawsuits left-of-center advocacy groups have filed against North Carolina’s new election law, the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hopes to help with a new website, NCVotingCases.org. NCICL’s Jeanette Doran discusses the site and the cases it documents…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Baylor University President Kenneth Starr about key challenges in American higher education. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the value of educational field trips.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2013
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column reflects on college students’ poor writing skills

    George Leef devotes his latest Forbes article to the dismal state of writing among the current crop of college graduates. Suppose you sent your daughter to a music camp—an expensive camp lasting months. She had said that she wanted to learn the violin, so you bought…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2013