Higher education (page 196)

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    How Many College Grads Do We Need?

    Today at a meeting of the UNC Strategic Directions Committee, members heard a presentation about degree attainment. Specifically, how many North Carolina workers are projected to need college degrees in the future? Dan Cohen-Vogel presented data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that North Carolina will…
    Jenna A. Robinson, October 30, 2012
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    Lileks’ take on the value of a college education

    In discussing lefty group Priorities USA’s efforts to attack Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s education policies, James Lileks offers National Review readers a humorous take on the merits of higher education. Romney hates college, so he would cut programs that make it possible for middle-class…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    After leading the University of North Carolina system for 30 years and influencing the state’s public policy for another quarter century, William Friday died at age 92, leaving a distinguished legacy. John Hood discusses that legacy in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato dissects the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2012
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    Real Reform vs. “Throw Money At It”

    In an article for the Pope Center today, Jay Schalin examines the higher education policy ideas of North Carolina’s two major gubernatorial candidates, Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton. Jay says that although both have some good ideas, McCrory clearly has the better vision for moving public higher education forward.
    Duke Cheston, October 22, 2012
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    A useful higher ed comparison

    The next time you hear complaints about cutbacks in North Carolina’s higher education budget, it might be useful to refer to this graphic from the print version of an article in the latest TIME magazine, then to employ one of Thomas Sowell’s most useful questions: Compared…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2012
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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 the Pope Center’s recent probe into federal Pell grants. John Hood’s Daily Journal tells the historical story of the Potato-Hole Woodsons.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2012
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    ACTA: Gardner-Webb is best

    Gardner-Webb University was the only institution of higher education in North Carolina to receive an “A” from a recent American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) study of curriculum requirements, “What Will They Learn“.  ACTA examined course requirements in seven core subjects: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. Government or…
    Terry Stoops, October 12, 2012
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    Who Does the UNC Board of Governors Work For?

    The creation in August of a Board of Governors Committee on Public Affairs—designed to lobby on behalf of  UNC schools—suggests that it works for the university system. At its creation in August, the committee was charged with “maintaining a positive relationship with the Governor, the NCGA…and other governmental entities.” And…
    Jenna A. Robinson, October 11, 2012