Higher education (page 198)

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    Senate Education Committee looks at the House Budget

    Staff walked through the Houses Budget this morning with the Senate Education Appropriation members. Here is the budget projections and comparisons between the Governors budget, the House and the Senate. They started with K-12 Education and several members raised concern that the proposed budget numbers were going back…
    Kellie Slappey, May 10, 2011
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    Send the Liberals to the Ghetto…?

    That is, essentially, Dr. Robert Weissberg’s argument today in a humorous, Machiavellian essay over at the Manhattan Institute’s Minding the Campus website. He advocates separating the hard-line left from the mainstream faculty into such departments as Women’s Studies, African American Studies, and, his suggestion, a collective School of Oppression Studies.
    Duke Cheston, May 9, 2011
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    New at Carolina Journal Online

    The Pope Center’s Jenna Ashley Robinson reports on a survey of “core” courses taught at North Carolina colleges and how well the campuses performed.
    Rick Henderson, May 3, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When touting the benefits of federal stimulus money for high-speed rail projects, the N.C. Department of Transportation suggested the money would produce 4,800 jobs. But a Carolina Journal analysis shows that the correct projection actually focuses on 4,800 “job-years.” CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson defines that term and explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2011
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    Why Do Colleges Keep Raising Their Prices?

    “Because they can. Who’s gonna stop them?” is the answer author Andrew Ferguson received from Ohio University economist and higher ed reformer Richard Vedder. In this week’s edition of Uncommon Knowledge, Ferguson talks with host Peter Robinson about his latest book Crazy U. Check it out. Another insightful bit from…
    Duke Cheston, April 21, 2011
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    Students grade the schools

    According to a recent AP poll, many young adults believe that their high schools did a medicore job preparing them for higher education and/or employment.  We should be using feedback from high school graduates to improve our high schools, rather than conducting the usual echo chamber reform efforts. Q.
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    One of the top responsibilities state lawmakers face this year involves drawing new maps for the 2012 congressional and legislative elections. Becki Gray discusses the redistricting process during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of legislative issues, you’ll hear highlights from a debate over a proposed…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2011
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    House budget, first look

    Live Blog House Appropriations subcommittees started debate yesterday on the specifics what it means to balance the budget in a pro-family, pro-growth way. Proposed savings in primary and secondary education of $694 million are midway between Gov. Perdue's $351 million and the John Locke Foundation's $1 billion. Community College…
    Joseph Coletti, April 13, 2011