Higher education (page 178)

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    Leef’s latest Forbes column profiles prof who wants American colleges to swing even further to the left

    George Leef documents for Forbes readers the frightening ideas of one taxpayer-funded university professor in California. If you’re someone who thinks that the politicization of education is a bad trend, you’ll be aghast at a recent book arguing that higher education in America needs to have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2014
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    More evidence of the bursting college bubble?

    If you’ve followed with interest this forum’s frequent references to a college bubble, you might appreciate this article from the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. At the Dowling College campus in Brookhaven, N.Y., on Long Island’s south shore, a dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2014
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    About that free speech on college campuses

    What document is too dangerous for students to distribute at a public university in Hawaii? The U.S. Constitution, of course. The Daily Caller reports. Two students are suing the University of Hawaii for violating their First Amendment rights after administrator prevented them from distributing copies of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research staff recently poured cold water on an industry-backed study touting the benefits of North Carolina’s film incentives. Rick Henderson discusses the implications of the Fiscal Research analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. State Auditor Beth Wood discusses her efforts to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2014
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    Another sign that the college bubble is about to burst?

    If you’ve yet to accept the argument that the American system of higher education suffers from a bubble that’s overdue to burst, you might want to check out a Fortune magazine interview with Sebastian Thrun, chief executive of Udacity. Fortune: You’ve been a Google…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Democratic primary in N.C. House District 60. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal focuses on a University of North Carolina professor who’s leading the charge for free speech and academic freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2014
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column responds to flawed Pew report

    George Leef explains for Forbes readers why a new Pew Research report misses the mark in estimating the impact of a college degree. In February, Pew Research released a study on the effects of college but the instant I saw the title, I was sure that…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2014
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    Haven’t heard Mike Adams speak?

    If this morning‘s “Locker Room” entries sparked your interest in UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams, you might enjoy revisiting his December 2009 speech at N.C. State University, courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2014