Higher education (page 2)

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    Martin Center column examines Christian colleges

    Daniel Nelson writes for the Martin Center about the value of Christian colleges. In his recent article, “Are Christian Colleges Worth the Debt Burden?” Douglas Oliver argues that Christian colleges have a responsibility to reduce the tuition they charge their students to avoid excessive borrowing. He invokes a version…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights pension spiking in N.C. higher education

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center focuses on pension spiking within the University of North Carolina System and state community colleges. In 2014, the North Carolina legislature passed a law to curb “pension spiking” among public employees. Pension spiking is when a worker dramatically increases their compensation at the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights an affordable college option

    Vance Fried writes for the Martin Center about higher education that won’t break the bank. At TEL Library we’ve taken a major step toward reducing the cost of college with the launch of our Courses-on-Demand program. Through this program, students anywhere in the U.S. can take college courses that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    JLF joins groups supporting nationally important workers’ rights case

    The John Locke Foundation and 12 other public policy organizations across the nation are joining forces to support a nationally significant court case promoting workers’ rights. These 13 groups are among a total of 22 organizations supporting the case for protecting workers’ freedom. The 13 organizations all have signed…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
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    Martin Center column focuses on ‘myth’ of entrepreneurial universities

    Zak Slayback writes for the Martin Center about a misperception involving universities and entrepreneurship. Politicos and pundits praise American universities for their entrepreneurialism. Founders of tech companies get honorary degrees and give commencement speeches. Student orientations include sessions bragging about the startup resources students have on campus. Schools even…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
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    Martin Center column weighs merits of GPA and SAT in UNC admissions

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses on the UNC System’s internal debate over college admissions decisions. At a time when only 41 percent of college students graduate in four years—and only 56 percent in five years—colleges and universities across the country are phasing out the only truly objective…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2020
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column ponders recent court decision on student debt

    George Leef asks in his latest Martin Center column whether it’s good or bad that a court recently helped erase student debt. [A] decision by federal bankruptcy judge Cecilia Morris on January 7 has people rethinking the conventional wisdom that there’s no escape from student loan debts short of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020