Higher education (page 7)

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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Comments on Education for The James G. Martin Center

    JLF’s Terry Stoops was referenced this week in a story about teacher education from The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The piece focused on undergraduate teacher education and the potential impacts it has on K-12 student learning. According to the story: In its 2018 Teacher Prep Review, the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on diversity

    John Hasnas writes for the Martin Center about the “diversity distortion.” What accounts for the rapid proliferation of university departments devoted to the study of minority cultural identity? Raising this question is not a disguised criticism of the existence of such departments. The cultural changes of the past four…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2019
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    Must-Read Piece in North State Journal by Nan Miller, Friend of JLF

    Last week, Nan Miller, former English professor and long-time friend of the John Locke Foundation, published a commentary in North State Journal. Her must-read piece tells the story of a hypothetical “rogue” professor who would dare to share the teachings of capitalism on college campuses. Miller even includes a recommended…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019
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    Would congressional Democrats forgive their own student loans?

    Brent Scher and Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon asked congressional Democrats about the impact of student loan forgiveness on their own finances. Just 1 of the 41 Democratic members of Congress who owe student loan debt said they’d support adding an exemption to student loan forgiveness…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on educating educators

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to teacher education. North Carolina schools have a serious literacy problem; most likely, that means it has a teacher education problem. The University of North Carolina system is exploring ways to correct the situation—yet questions remain whether they can…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019
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    Pell program suffers from ‘mission creep’

    Jason Delisle and Cody Christensen devote an American Enterprise Institute report to problems associated with the Pell Grant program’s growth. The federal Pell Grant was designed to help low-income students pay for college. But over the past two decades, a growing share of middle-income students have become…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on free speech, academic freedom

    Joshua Silverstein and Robert Steinbuch write for the Martin Center about campus free-speech issues and academic freedom in Arkansas. In March 2018, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees adopted new rules that fatally undermine academic freedom. We authored [a] piece for the Martin Center explaining the damage the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights new college satire

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center devotes a column to a new tool in the fight against college campus craziness. Inane occurrences on college campuses tend to parachute into national news headlines every week or two. Those glimpses, however, cannot do justice to the reality of the collegiate atmosphere.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019