Higher education (page 5)

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    Martin Center column explores early college

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center examines the track record for early college in North Carolina. “Early college” is an increasingly popular program that allows students to earn college credit in high school. Among the advantages it offers to high school students is the ability to earn transferable college…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on conservatives, progressives, and academic tenure

    Gregory Borse writes for the Martin Center about ideological adversaries working together to protect academic tenure. In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure. Author David Clemens, relying on his own faculty experience, explained the dangers to the American Academy—and American…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on apprenticeships

    Kristiana Bolzman writes for the Martin Center about recent developments related to apprenticeships. A quick scan of the news confirms that college students spend more on higher education than ever before, but they lack the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. Apprenticeship programs could offer a promising college…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2019
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    Martin Center column explores low N.C. graduation rates

    [3:15 p.m. note: This post has been edited to correct an error in the original article.] David Waugh writes for the Martin Center about poor graduation rates among N.C. colleges. The era of the four-year bachelor’s degree is over; today, only top students graduate within the traditional college timeline.
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2019
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    A sign of what ails higher education

    Frederick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute places a recent controversy at a major Midwestern university in a larger context. Michigan State University has announced a $2.4 million retirement deal for former MSU president Lou Anna Simon, who was forced out of office last year after MSU’s crippling…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on true student loan costs

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center explores the actual costs of student loans. With the rising number of student loan defaults, the federal government has reaped what it has sown. A government policy to give virtually any student a loan has pushed tens of thousands of them into a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2019
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    Martin Center column questions claims about higher education’s ‘rightward transformation’

    Phillip Magness writes for the Martin Center about a recent claim involving an ideological shift in higher education. One of the most peculiar claims to gain currency in higher education holds that academia has become captive to nefarious monied interests on the political right. Writings in this genre almost…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2019
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    The impact of all that college diversity

    Ellie Gardey writes for the Daily Caller about college students’ assessments of their campus diversity initiatives. Sixty-seven percent of college students polled at major universities who were familiar with their school’s diversity office said those offices either have no impact or a negative impact on their experience, an…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2019