Higher education (page 261)

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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
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    A college degree doesn’t guarantee a job? Say it isn’t so

    George Leef’s frequent warnings notwithstanding, you might be a bit surprised to read the following in TIME: A recent study from Rutgers University analyzing data from 2006 to 2010 found that more than 30% of recession-era college grads didn’t land…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report dissects the state budget deal that’s moving through the N.C. Senate. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs no more socialized medicine.
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2011
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    Overview of Senate Appropriations on Education meeting

    Sen. Tillman pointed out that there is only around 3% more cuts in the Senate plan than the Governor’s, evening out to only $200 less per a student, making it anything but “draconian”. John Hood looks more in depth at education spending in his daily journal found…
    Erin McBrayer, May 24, 2011
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    The value of a college education

    Shortly after reading new information from Jenna Ashley Robinson about the declining value of a bachelor’s degree, I spotted a blurb in Money magazine titled “Elite Schools Are Overrated.” It covers a related theme. Princeton economics professor Alan B. Krueger offers the following information: There is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2011
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    National Review reacts to Mangum’s latest legal woes

    A brief item in National Review’s opening section, “The Week,” notes the recent indictment of Crystal Gail Mangum in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. May she be tried fairly, enjoying all the safeguards of a system that she tried to undermine when she bore false witness five…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
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    Sowell pontificates on ‘education’

    Thomas Sowell is tired of people misusing the word “education,” as you can tell from his latest column posted at Human Events: One of those words that many people seldom look behind is “education.” But education can cover anything from courses on nuclear physics…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2011