Higher education (page 198)

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    Goldberg muses on hate and apathy

    Hate is universally awful, isn’t it? Well, no, as Jonah Goldberg reminds us in the latest print edition of National Review. No one complains about someone who hates racism. Those who hate poverty or animal cruelty face no scorn. Hatred is particularly popular among young people,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2013
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    More evidence of the higher education ‘bubble’

    In a six-page feature titled “Colleges At Risk,” the latest Forbes magazine offers insight into financial struggles common to many American colleges and universities. The week of June 24 was “Express Decision Week” at [Long Island University]. High school seniors were invited to walk into Post’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2013
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    Overhead Receipts Ride Again

    “Overhead receipts” are back as a legislative issue. In 2003 Jon Sanders, writing for the Pope Center, pointed out that in 2002 the University of North Carolina system had received $123.6 million  in overhead from the federal government research grants, money provided to “defray the administrative and institutional costs…
    Jane S. Shaw, July 30, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Left-of-center partisans and pundits publicized a recent New York Times editorial that criticized North Carolina government’s Republican leaders. John Hood explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why there’s no need to worry about that editorial. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2013
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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