Posted in Media Politics

Hippos? (Seriously ????)

Yes, the freak show at my alma mater is at it again: Some students are asking to change a longtime nickname for George Washington University, arguing that “Colonials” is offensive because it is too evocative of colonization and oppression.[…] Never mind that the people who…

Posted in Media Politics

A paid holiday for YOU! And YOU! (And you, TOO!)

The board at Sanford’s Central Carolina Community College, according to state auditor Beth Wood, has been in as generous a mood as Oprah lately: […] Central Carolina Community College (College) paid employees for 11 more holidays than commonly recognized by other state and county government…

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Gender quotas for guest speakers

Here’s reason #798 that I do not donate a single dime to my alma mater: George Washington University’s International Affairs school has introduced a gender quota to ensure that no guest speaker panels are exclusively male. A new policy, established by Elliot School of International Affairs…

Posted in Media Politics

‘Professor Watchlist’ calls out alleged anti-conservative bias on American college campuses

Faux news drivebys appear to be alarmed that anti-conservative bias within college faculty is being called out.  Why, here’s one of those faux news outlets now:  Enrique Neblett, a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, says he has never discriminated against conservative students or advanced any kind…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

College attendance a ‘Right’? (WRONG!)

Margaret Spellings, the former federal education secretary who sailed into the UNC president’s post with the blessing of a bunch of GOPe types in Raleigh, has declared college to be a “right” for all North Carolinians:  What if all North Carolinians reached their full potential?…

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The problem with college IN A NUT SHELL …

I’d like to share a column from the student newspaper at my alma mater. A fellow member of the ever so small conservative alumni contingent forwarded this to me: This past February, my family came to D.C. to visit me. We sat in the bar…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Are public high schools failing our kids?

There’s a thought-provoking report out that suggests just THAT: I discovered this in an unpublished manuscript at my annual economics conference: “According to Harrigan and Davies, between 1987 to 2007, 90% of the increased comparative value of a college degree came from the declining performance…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#OMG: SIX MILLION more students with B.A.s than available jobs

Yessirree.  That’s what’s being reported out there:  There are 6,455,300 more students with bachelor’s degrees today than jobs available for them, including jobs that would be created in the next seven years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National…

Posted in campaign 2016

College and the concept of “skin-in-the-game”

The stenographers are fawning over Queen Hillary again.  Check out this Wall Street Journal headline:  Hillary Clinton Proposes Debt-Free Tuition at Public Colleges Wow.  *That sounds kind of nice.* College is going to be free, now?  Wait, before we get too excited now, let’s check…

Posted in Education Media

Mad about medical costs? Check out what’s happening in higher ed.

Frustration with the rising cost of health care gave politicians the ammo they needed to hang this ObamaCare monstrosity around our necks. While we’re all focused on that, we’re overlooking developments elsewhere that are also delivering a terrible beating to our wallets — namely the…