Higher education (page 7)

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    Martin Center speaks with Spellings

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center shares a conversation with outgoing UNC System President Margaret Spellings. The Martin Center sat down with President Spellings to discuss We Promise and NC Promise, and her thoughts on the future of higher education—in North Carolina and nationally. We Promise and NC Promise…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018
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    Restoration of due process

    Heather MacDonald writes for City Journal about the controversy surrounding an effort to restore due process to campus sexual assault investigations. The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings gave the public a crash course in campus-rape ideology. It is about to get another. … Education Secretary Betsy DeVos…
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Does President Trump deserve credit for the booming American economy? How about former President Barack Obama? Roy Cordato analyzes the competing claims for credit during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains Association Health Plans and their possible role in health care reform. Dr.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2018
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    Martin Center column urges breaking the mold for UNC presidents

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center writes that University of North Carolina leaders should consider new options as they think about the next permanent system president. The sudden departure of Margaret Spellings from the presidency of the University of North Carolina system presents a unique opportunity to address academia’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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    N.C. State adds doctoral specialization in social justice education

    Breitbart reports that the N.C. State Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Department will add a social justice education specialization to their Ph.D. program.  A press release outlines the goal of the new program. “The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2018
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    Martin Center column surveys academic battlefield

    Garland Tucker writes for the Martin Center about academic skirmishes involving American history. The violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 have fueled a deep-seated leftist desire to re-write American history. Demands to topple statues, remove portraits, rename buildings, and repudiate founders—all in an effort to cleanse any objectionable…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters have broken veto-proof Republican supermajorities in the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray analyzes the likely impact of voters’ decisions for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson assesses voters’ reactions to the only statewide items on this year’s ballot: appellate court races and six…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2018
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    Martin Center focuses on Silent Sam

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center devotes his latest column to the debate over Silent Sam’s future at UNC-Chapel Hill. The decision is an important one, with major political implications for the state of North Carolina and for Carol Folt. No matter where she puts Silent Sam, some constituency…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2018