Higher education (page 207)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Much of the recent economic debate between the major-party presidential candidates has focused on outsourcing of jobs. Roy Cordato tackles that topic in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of economic debate, economists Douglas Irwin of Dartmouth and Lawrence H. White of George Mason will offer…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Roy Cordato about North Carolina’s smoking ban as an example of government overreach. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the bad grade the UNC system earns for efficiency.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    For the Homeschooling Naysayers: $600 versus $10,000

    You be the judge. Learn more at NoAgendaHomeSchool.com.
    Fergus Hodgson, July 8, 2012
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    Sowell explores economics education

    Thomas Sowell, author of a text on Basic Economics, uses his latest column to probe differences in the way students learn economics in college classrooms. One professor taught the subject through a steady diet of mathematical models. If the introductory economics course…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2012
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    More discussion of the higher education ‘bubble’

    Glenn Harlan Reynolds believes the higher education bubble is about to burst. He explains why at RealClearPolitics.com. “The buyers think that what they’re buying will appreciate in value, making them rich in the future. The product grows more and more elaborate and more and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck them down as unconstitutional, and North Carolina lawmakers have worked this year to remove so-called “matching funds” or “rescue funds” from the state’s system of taxpayer-financed election campaigns. Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law discusses the issue during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2012
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    ‘Costly, inefficient, byzantine’ federal programs for college students’ financial assistance

    If you appreciated this week’s John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society presentation — featuring the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy’s new report on Pell Grants — you might want to read the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Ohio University economist Richard Vedder discusses a federal…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2012
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    Pell grants’ contribution to the higher education bubble

    A new report from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy aims to document what happens to the billions of dollars the federal government spends each year on Pell grants. Report co-authors Jenna Ashley Robinson and Duke Cheston discussed their findings during a presentation today to the John…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2012