Higher education (page 221)

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    Barone wonders why a federal court supports racial discrimination

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column tackles a puzzling ruling from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: It’s racially discriminatory to prohibit racial discrimination. That’s the bottom line of a decision issued last Friday, just before the Fourth of July weekend, by the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    Stossel details the ‘college scam’

    Regular readers in this forum know college is oversold. John Stossel‘s latest column provides more evidence: [T]oday all kids are told: To succeed, you must go to college. Hillary Clinton tells students: “Graduates from four-year colleges earn nearly twice as much as…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    Don’t miss this story about Joe Bast’s 8 year college education

    Joe Bast is the founding president of the Heartland Institute in Chicago and one of the founders of the State Policy Network.  I have known him since the late 1980s, but I never knew about his eight  year college education.  Thanks to the Pope Center for publishing his inspiring story…
    Michael Sanera, July 1, 2011
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    Evaluating North Carolina’s Community College System

    In today’s Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, a significant portion of their time was spent hearing about and discussing a study done by the NCGA’s evaluation team on North Carolina’s Community College system. The evaluation team had four findings. North Carolina’s 58 community colleges were purposefully established to meet…
    Kristin Szafranski, June 28, 2011
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    Barone explores the campus speech crackdown

    Michael Barone diverts his eyes briefly from the 2012 presidential campaign to focus his latest Washington Examiner column on a critical issue involving college campuses. These reflections are inspired by a seemingly innocuous 19-page letter on April 4 from the Department of Education’s Office…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The federal government is pursuing criminal charges against disgraced former U.S. Sen. John Edwards. Rick Henderson assesses the feds’ case and Edwards’ likely defense during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray will discuss post-budget priorities for the N.C. General Assembly. You’ll hear legislative debate about…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2011
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    Embrace Hobo-Phobia

    Over at the National Association of Scholars page today there is a transcript of a debate between NAS president Peter Wood, writer Ashley Thorne, and Education Sector chief Kevin Carey. They are debating the question “Will a Push to Increase College Enrollment Lead to Lower Standards?” Wood and Thorne…
    Duke Cheston, June 7, 2011
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    Community College Graduation Rates

    The Greensboro News & Record ran an editorial over the weekend on community college graduation rates. Basically, no one focuses much on what percentage those that attend community college actually graduate. To help address that, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing the state with a nearly $500,000…
    Michael Lowrey, June 6, 2011