Higher education (page 193)

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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 John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how Obamacare already is being repealed.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
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    Kirkpatrick Award Goes to Great Choice

    The Pope Center is ecstatic that our good friend Bob Paquette, a history professor at Hamilton College in upstate New York, is this year’s winner of the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award. Bob has been an unheralded giant for many years in the fight to restore objective inquiry and ideas supporting liberty…
    Jay Schalin, March 6, 2014
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    A great description of key factors contributing to the college bubble

    Within The Atlantic‘s latest cover story on the influence of college fraternities, Caitlin Flanagan offers a great synopsis of some of the key factors that have come together to create a college bubble. The entire multibillion-dollar, 2,000-campus American college system—with its armies of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2014
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    Hanson documents problems associated with ‘Diversity Inc.’

    Victor Davis Hanson explains for National Review Online readers why the diversity “industry” in American higher education is causing problems. Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That’s odd, because diversity no longer…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s official unemployment rate has dropped from 8.8 percent last June to 6.9 percent in December. John Hood probes the facts behind that headline number during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops reacts to a legislative debate about new Common Core public school standards,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jenna Ashley Robinson reports for Carolina Journal Online about concerns surrounding a new data collection program involving students’ information. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes politicians’ job approval ratings.
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2014