Higher education (page 5)

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    Critiquing plan for SAT adversity points

    Kurt Schlichter explains at TownHall.com why he’s no fan of a new addition to the SAT. The latest tactic for the elite to shaft Normal Americans is the obnoxious “adversity score” that the academifascists who run the SATs plan to introduce as a way to give a fig…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Martin Center president highlights N.C. higher ed bills

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on N.C. legislation that deals with higher education. The following … bills made the crossover deadline. Most were passed by the House. H8 In-State Tuition Pilot Program: This bill would authorize the State Board of Community Colleges to launch a pilot program…
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    Martin Center column critiques ‘citation cartels’

    Richard Phelps writes for the Martin Center about a little-known practice that prevents some academic research from reaching the public. The public relies on journalists to learn about and share academic research. Public knowledge can be undermined, however, when academics try to influence what research journalists cover or limit…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    College admissions scandal gets worse

    Brendan Pringle of the Washington Examiner highlights recent developments in the ongoing college admissions bribery scandal. Just two months after the FBI exposed officials at the University of Southern California, Yale University, and other prestigious colleges and universities for accepting bribes from wealthy parents for admissions, a new…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    How to use one-time money

    Yesterday, the governor’s Office of State Budget and Management and the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division released their latest consensus forecast, which includes the truly surprising April tax collections. Earlier reports suggested the revenue could be as much as $700 million higher than originally forecast. The final estimate is…
    Joseph Coletti, May 15, 2019
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    Martin Center column critiques plan to forgive student debt

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about misguided proposals to forgive college student debt. The time-honored American tradition of outlandish political promises continues apace. Now, the spotlight is on student debt. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren added to the debate recently when she put forward a proposal to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    Putting campus free speech’s foes on the record

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist offers advice to defenders of free speech on college campuses. The nation’s largest piece of higher education legislation is up for renewal, but Republican leaders are preparing to push it through with practically no significant reforms in order to get Democrat votes. That…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    French laments Harvard attack on ‘culture of liberty’

    David French of National Review Online offers a harsh assessment of a recent decision from one of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Due process is in the crosshairs, and last week Harvard University provided a disturbing and textbook example of the power of private actors to punish the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019