Higher education (page 180)

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    Money magazine picks up the ‘college is oversold’ theme

    George “College is oversold” Leef will likely be interested to learn that Money magazine’s latest issue features an interview with Arizona State University president Michael Crow that leads off with the “big question”: “Does college still pay off?” Crow answers “unequivocally yes,” citing a 12 percent return…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2013
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    Looks like a bubble, quacks like a bubble

    Not convinced yet by our friends from the Pope Center that higher education is plagued by a bubble? Perhaps this brief Bloomberg Businessweek article will help convince you. More Americans than ever are getting college diplomas, and it’s costing them. Adjusted for inflation, tuition…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2013
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    Findings from OECD

    A week and a half ago, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published their annual “Education at a Glance” report.  The bottom line is that the United States spends more on education than any other nation. According to HuffPost, The United States spent more than $11,000 per…
    Terry Stoops, July 1, 2013
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    Another problem associated with the overselling of higher education

    A college degree is valued so highly — overvalued, if you ask George Leef — that many students are willing to take on huge student-loan debts with the expectation that a degree will give them the means to pay off debt with relative ease. Among the potential problems…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2013
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    NCTQ evaluates teacher education programs

    In a new report, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated the nation’s teacher education programs.  They examined 18 elementary and 22 secondary teacher education programs in North Carolina. The big winner was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  NCTQ placed the secondary education graduate program…
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2013
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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