Higher education (page 5)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s hard to have a good debate about public education in North Carolina when people rely on false information about teacher pay and the impact of school choice on public school enrollment. Terry Stoops addresses some public education myths during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
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    Martin Center highlights Russell Kirk’s take on higher ed

    Allen Mendenhall writes for the Martin Center about the late Russell Kirk’s assessment of higher education. Russell Kirk isn’t known as a policy wonk. The Great Books, not the mathematical or statistical models of economic technicians, were his organon of choice. He devoted essays to broad, perennial themes like…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    Martin Center column probes social justice’s grip on academia

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes a column to the impact of “social justice” in American higher education. Social justice education—which teaches young people to view the world through the lens of oppression and demands unquestioning conformity—pervades nearly every nook and cranny of higher education: the administration, general…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights higher ed defender

    Michael Shaughnessy interviews for the Martin Center a vocal defender of the much-maligned American higher education system. Steven Brint, distinguished professor of sociology and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, has given the public a reminder of why so many students value a college degree. He is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. legislators head back to Raleigh this month. Becki Gray explains what’s likely to be on their agenda during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze shares his concerns about recent developments involving civil asset forfeiture and federal equitable sharing in North Carolina. Longtime Raleigh…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2020
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    Martin Center column focuses on ‘intellectual desegregation’

    Fabio Rojas writes for the Martin Center about problems associated with uniformity of opinion among academics. A few years ago, Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist, realized that most of his colleagues were on the Left. This is not necessarily a bad thing. People are allowed to have differing political…
    Mitch Kokai, January 1, 2020
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    Martin Center explores cost of college sports recruiting

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center details costs associated with UNC-Chapel Hill’s college sports recruiting efforts. To reach far-flung towns, private planes can be indispensable. The University of North Carolina system, for instance, has an air fleet to shuttle doctors around the state. UNC Air Operations expands the reach…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    Liberal academic targets academy’s anti-GOP bias

    Jonathan Turley writes for The Hill about fellow academics’ attacks on him after he offered congressional testimony favoring Republicans. American journalist H.L. Mencken once observed, “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019