Higher education (page 178)

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    New at CJO: Senate committee considers concealed carry on campus

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill heading to a state Senate committee that would permit concealed handguns on college campuses.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    New Common Core public education standards are raising red flags for parents and education reformers. During the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio, Terry Stoops discusses problems associated with new North Carolina English tests based on the Common Core. Stoops also discusses community college remediation efforts, while John…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2013
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    Another voice against the educational status quo

    The latest TIME magazine features an interview with Ken Robinson, who sees a need for major changes in education. You’re famous for your TED talk on how schools kill creativity. Your book Finding Your Element is more self-help. Did you scale down your ambition? No.
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    College costs continue to climb, especially for those students who need more than four years to earn their degrees. Jenna Ashley Robinson of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy probes the topic of college completion costs during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jeanette Doran of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2013
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    Wake County holds public forum for superintendent finalists; UNC confused

    WRAL: Three final candidates hoping to lead the state’s largest school district as superintendent answered questions from community members Tuesday in a public forum at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. The University of No Candor wonders why a public school system affecting so many thousands of students would…
    Jon Sanders, May 28, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online on community colleges’ efforts to improve their remedial course results. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal explores the history of street and park names in downtown Raleigh.
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2013
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    Sowell speaks out against campus ‘barbarians’

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column examines the negative consequences associated with university administration “wimps” who won’t take a stand against campus disruptions. An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4th to discuss demands by…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2013
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    Voucher research: The whole story

    The state House will consider a means-tested voucher bill (HB 944) in committee today.  That means that you’ll read and hear a lot of nonsense and half-truths about the success of private school vouchers.  If you want the whole story, read School Vouchers: From Friedman to the Finish…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2013