Higher education (page 9)

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    Proposal to Require NEA President to Write Letter to UNC Defending Nikole Hannah-Jones

    The 2021 National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly begins on June 30.  Union leaders have posted new business items, proposed constitutional amendments, policy statements, and other items under consideration by NEA members next week. Among those items is a proposal to require NEA President Becky Pringle to write a…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights UNC-Chapel Hill Conservative’s Story

    Patterson Sheehan writes for the Martin Center about life as a conservative student at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus. I am so grateful for and blessed by my time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, I am keen to the reality that my…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2021
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    Martin Center column highlights good professors forced from their jobs

    Giovanni Gravano writes for the Martin Center about the impact of today’s woke cancel culture on good college professors. With “cancel culture” running rampant on social media, in politics, and in the classroom, professors who put forth the effort to help students think critically and challenge their beliefs are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2021
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    NCAE Supports School Choice…in Higher Education

    I am happy that the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation encourage folks to support HBCUs in North Carolina.  Our state has some of the best historically Black colleges and universities in the nation.  They are the ideal choice for many students of…
    Terry Stoops, June 16, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Urges Education About Socialist Failures

    Fabio Rojas writes for the Martin Center about the need for serious education about socialism. Karl Marx is a common fixture on college course syllabi. From English to sociology to philosophy, the German socialist’s writings are explained, analyzed, and dissected. I find myself, a teacher of modern social theory,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2021
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    Supreme Court punts on controversial Harvard admissions case

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest developments in the case of prospective Asian-American students challenging Harvard’s admissions policies in court. The Supreme Court on Monday delayed deciding whether it will hear a constitutional challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices, which urges the justices to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2021
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    Intolerance On Campus

    Add Northwestern University to the list of college campuses with a vocal, intolerant student movement. Associated Student Government passed a resolution calling for the recusal of Board of Trustees Chair J. Landis Martin from Northwestern’s presidential search committee during Wednesday’s session. The bill passed with 17 votes in favor…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2021
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    Martin Center Interviews Community College President Stith

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center interviews the state community college system’s president, Thomas Stith. What are your top priorities for your first year as NCCCS president? A couple of things come to mind, first and foremost to make sure I’m clearly articulating my vision for the North Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2021