Higher education (page 4)

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    Martin Center column addresses protection for UNC student-athletes

    Jay Allred writes for the Martin Center about increasing protections for student-athletes in the University of North Carolina system. In college athletics, student-athletes have few protections against coaching demands that may put their health at risk. As the parent of a college athlete who was left with a chronic…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2019
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    Martin Center column examines value of master’s degree

    Sarah-Jane Lorenzo writes for the Martin Center about a pressing issue in higher education. In the past 20 years, the number of students earning a master’s degree has more than doubled. Over 42 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients now go on to earn their master’s. This degree proliferation raises…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE: This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some Democratic presidential contenders and members of Congress have embraced the notion of “Medicare for all.” Roy Cordato explores what the catchy phrase would mean for American health care during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes recent legal battles involving N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2019
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    Greens seeing red

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents a disagreement among environmentalists over a “green” project at a major university. These can’t be the headlines Georgetown University wanted. Building the largest rooftop solar system installation in the District of Columbia was going to provide half of the university’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on key developments from the third day of the state elections board’s 9th Congressional District hearing. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal challenges myths linked to college admissions.
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019
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    Martin Center column pans politicized education schools

    Jay Schalin’s latest Martin Center column highlights the harm caused by university schools of education. If somebody wanted to fundamentally transform a society to its roots, where would he or she start? The most logical starting point would be education. And if there were one part of the educational…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2019
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    Not-so-secret master’s pay endgame: Full restoration of supplement

    Senate Bill 28 is a bipartisan bill that seeks to restore master’s pay for teachers who obtain their degree in the subject that they teach. It would require a $6.8 million appropriation, according to the fiscal note attached to the bill. Many supporters of Senate Bill 28 believe that the…
    Terry Stoops, February 19, 2019
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    Ivy League anti-Trump courses

    Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner on academia’s role in the battle against Donald Trump. America’s top colleges and universities have bulked up politically correct courses that “malign conservatives,” and Ivy League schools have put a focus anti-Trump offerings, according to a new report from Young America’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2019