Higher education (page 8)

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    Martin Center column offers career training contrast

    Abigail Burrola writes for the Martin Center about two different approaches to career training. When students graduate high school, they know about the benefits of a college degree but not career training. Students who get some career and technical education (CTE) in high school can develop job skills and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the new chancellor named for Western Carolina University. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal argues that it’s time for a reboot of online privacy involving kids.
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    Martin Center column reminds us PC police target more than the ‘soft’ sciences

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights disturbing developments in an area of academia that had been considered insulated from left-wing kookiness. How far has the United States gone down the road of punishing people for uttering politically incorrect thoughts? Very far indeed, as an incident at the University…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2019
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    Warren’s student loan plan wouldn’t solve the problem

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon pans U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan for free college and student loan forgiveness. Warren’s plan, debuted in a Medium post, would cost taxpayers an estimated $1.25 trillion. Warren’s proposes to pay using her “ultra-millionaire tax,” which levies an annual tax…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bipartisan proposal to revive tax credits for N.C. films. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges a wise response to offensive speech on public university campuses.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2019
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    “Why has college cost increased so much in last 40 years?”

    Chris Arnade posed that question on Twitter. Tim Duy’s response seems about right to me: At a very basic level, I think the fundamental issue is that we switched from subsidizing supply via state support for higher education to subsidizing demand via easy access to student…
    Jon Guze, April 23, 2019
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    Martin Center presents firsthand account of provocative professor let go at Duke

    Evan Charney documents for Martin Center readers the end of his service as a professor at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Why did I lose my job on the basis of my purportedly having a tendency to harm students, when there was no evidence of such a tendency,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019
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    Martin Center columnist supports undocumented students

    Fabio Rojas writes for the Martin Center in support of admitting illegal immigrants to American college campuses. [C]onservative social though often relies on the idea of personal responsibility, as Dennis Prager argued. People should be judged on their behavior, not the behavior of others. To exclude students from colleges…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019