Higher education (page 192)

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    Barron’s editorial page editor addresses the college debt bubble

    Thomas Donlan devotes his latest Barron’s editorial commentary to the growing problem of college debt. College graduates are more likely to be working, to express job satisfaction, to have health insurance, and to move up from their parents’ level of income. In…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2014
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    Leef asks Forbes readers to consider equity as a better option than debt for higher ed

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column ponders an alternative to the current funding scheme that leaves too many college students with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Sometimes it makes sense to borrow to finance an investment; sometimes equity is a better choice. When it comes…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2014
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    UNCW: Hey, we’re not through wasting time & your money trying to deny Mike Adams’ free speech rights

    I.e., what should be by now a thoroughly embarrassed and apologetic public university is declaring they will seek to appeal yesterday’s defeat in a U.S. District Court in Greenville. A jury held that UNC-Wilmington did in fact discriminate against Prof. Mike Adams over his conservative speech activity:…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2014
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    Latest issue of American Scholar features letter lamenting student loan debt

    An unnamed letter writer in the latest issue of American Scholar, a publication for Phi Beta Kappa members, explains how her “dreams of writing grants, starting a nonprofit organization” and making her community better are now all “drifting away” because of her $72,000 in student loan debt.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2014
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    College president shares SAT complaints with TIME readers

    George Leef is not alone in drawing attention to problems associated with proposed changes to the SAT. Bard College President Leon Botstein shares his concerns in the latest issue of TIME magazine. The changes recently announced by the College Board to its SAT college…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2014
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    SAT changes leave Leef unimpressed

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines recently announced changes for the SAT. He’s not a fan. The most significant changes to be made (the new test will not be given until 2016) are: lowering of the difficulty of the math section which will henceforth only cover…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jenna Ashley Robinson of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy about federal scrutiny of Pell Grants. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how Obamacare already is being repealed.
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2014
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    Leef ponders party schools for Forbes readers

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines the phenomenon of the “party school,” building on the Princeton Review‘s recent ranking of the University of Iowa as the nation’s top party school. Quite a lot has been written about the phenomenon of the party school, which is to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2014