Higher education (page 191)

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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
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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