Higher education (page 6)

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    Borrowed cash and the destruction of higher education

    Rebecca Kathryn Jude and Chauncey DePree write for the Federalist about a significant threat to the quality of American higher education. “You have to go to college” was an article of faith when we were growing up in poor families. Now we wonder if our ticket out of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    Martin Center offers ideas for 2020 higher ed reforms

    As we approach 2020, the Martin Center suggests potential higher education reforms for the new year. Jenna A. Robinson, President More Colleges Experimenting with Income Share Agreements Student debt poses a problem for many young people, especially those who are underemployed or unemployed after leaving college. A better alternative…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2019
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    Martin Center president highlights books on her Christmas wish list

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center lists books she would like to see under the Christmas tree. One of my favorite projects at the Martin Center is the cultivation of our small-but-growing higher education library. So far, we’ve collected more than 600 books about higher education and the ideas…
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2019
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    As we move into college football bowl season …

    Jenna Robinson of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal reminds us about some of the problems tied to big-time college sports.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A high-profile Republican challenger is out. Potential Democratic challengers continue to jockey for position. Those are two key developments in North Carolina’s hotly contested 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson offers analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses recent letters to N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    Overeducated and underskilled

    Another new paper finds that colleges are increasingly the wrong way to go for good jobs, producing debt-ridden graduates who are “overeducated and underskilled.” Instead of college, Veronique de Rugy and Jack Salmon of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, suggested apprenticeships and on-the-job training will become the…
    Joseph Coletti, December 18, 2019
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    Martin Center column exposes politicized medical schools

    AnneMarie Schieber writes for the Martin Center about the politics of medical education. To be a successful doctor, it is no longer enough to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend an effective treatment. Today’s medical schools want their students to be well-versed in politics—and not just any politics, but…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019
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    Highlighting Mitch Daniels’ success at Purdue

    Jay Nordlinger of National Review Online chats with Purdue University president and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. During his tenure at Purdue, he has been known across the country for keeping costs down — and runaway costs are a scourge of collegiate life in general. When Daniels was…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019