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Four-year universities in the United States are gaining a reputation for forcing left wing viewpoints on their students. Blatant examples of indoctrination such as the University of Delaware's residential life program often attract a great deal of attention when exposed.
"I wish my job did not exist," wrote Nick Cooper, an administrative law attorney for Norwich University (Vermont), in an April 29 Pope Center article.
After nearly eight months of lengthy and heated discussion, Republican leaders in the North Carolina Senate and House have come to a consensus on a $21.7 billion state budget for the next two years. Since education comprises the single biggest item in the state budget, there is a lot of interest...
When you think of community colleges, you tend to think of things like, Offshore-Re-education-Camp-Lesson-6oh, job training and continuing education.
As a longtime observer of the North Carolina legislature, I have a pet peeve: lawmakers, lobbyists, and reporters alike focus too much attention on the General Fund of the state budget, those expenditures funded largely by state taxes on incomes and retail sales.
Governor Pat McCrory signed two bills into law today to support veterans and military families through in-state tuition at University of North Carolina (UNC) system universities and North Carolina Community Colleges and by improving job opportunities for veterans by extending the time period...
The taxpayers of North Carolina have historically made a tremendous commitment to education, and the next biennium will continue that legacy. More than 54 percent, or over $12 billion of our General Fund spending will be directed to education in each year of the biennium.
Accomplishments: High School graduation rates are at an all-time high. North Carolina's 2014 graduation rate of 83.9 percent is the highest recorded in the state's history...
When my grandfather was president of Campbell College I remember his stories of students who paid tuitions with hams, cabbages or produce from their family's farm.
During each legislative session, education is at the forefront of budget and policy discussions. Expenditures on elementary, secondary, and higher education (the University of North Carolina system plus the community college system) added up to more than $11.5 billion last year, or 58 percent of the
Everyone is talking about the $22 billion+ House Budget and what will happen to the spending plan now that it has crossed chambers and is in the hands of the Senate. Senate leaders will be meeting all this week to start their preparations before it is debated in sub-committees. We should expect a...
BarryO has decided he wants to give everybody a free ride through community college. Heck. His radical overhaul of healthcare has worked *so well.* Why not meddle here?
On the whole, U.S. colleges and universities don't get everything right. They're overpriced, operationally hidebound, and ideologically stagnant. But American higher education does some things very well-well enough that students from around the world still choose to come to the United States to...
North Carolina, now the tenth largest state in the nation, is suffering growing pains. As demographic trends change and the economy adapts, our colleges and universities are struggling to meet the emerging needs of the state.
Attend a North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges meeting and you are likely to fall asleep as board members and community college system office staffers take turns dispassionately checking off the month's agenda items to unanimous approval.
The Benedictine monks who founded Belmont Abbey College 138 years ago are better known for peacefulness than for trend-setting.
Clark Twiddy, a Dare County resident, was elected by the Senate on Thursday, April 16, 2015 to serve on the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges for a term of six years.
State lawmakers have started reviewing Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium. It sets out McCrory's General Fund spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. The General Fund makes up a significant chunk of the overall state budget of more than...
In most states, community colleges offer only associate degrees in nursing, which require two to three years of education.
State lawmakers have started reviewing Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium. It sets out McCrory's General Fund spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. The General Fund makes up a significant chunk of the overall state budget of more than...
In most states, community colleges offer only associate degrees in nursing, which require two to three years of education.
Governor Pat McCrory signed two bills into law today to support veterans and military families through in-state tuition at University of North Carolina (UNC) system universities and North Carolina Community Colleges and by improving job opportunities for veterans by extending the time period...
On the whole, U.S. colleges and universities don't get everything right. They're overpriced, operationally hidebound, and ideologically stagnant. But American higher education does some things very well-well enough that students from around the world still choose to come to the United States to...
The Benedictine monks who founded Belmont Abbey College 138 years ago are better known for peacefulness than for trend-setting.
Attend a North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges meeting and you are likely to fall asleep as board members and community college system office staffers take turns dispassionately checking off the month's agenda items to unanimous approval.
North Carolina, now the tenth largest state in the nation, is suffering growing pains. As demographic trends change and the economy adapts, our colleges and universities are struggling to meet the emerging needs of the state.
State lawmakers have started reviewing Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium. It sets out McCrory's General Fund spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. The General Fund makes up a significant chunk of the overall state budget of more than...
Clark Twiddy, a Dare County resident, was elected by the Senate on Thursday, April 16, 2015 to serve on the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges for a term of six years.
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