Tag:legislation

  • Studying the possibilities

    Technology has dramatically improved access to information nearly everywhere and lowered the cost of getting it. In higher ed, print-based books face tough competition from convenient, portable, and relatively inexpensive alternative formats. So why has the traditional textbook market seemed resistant to the lower prices that competition, lower-cost technologies, and…

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Last Thursday, the 120 House and 50 Senate members of the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned for the year, leaving much undone. While the General Assembly ratified a passel of laws, none is likely to usher in meaningful reform for North Carolina’s public schools. That will have to wait until…

  • Call. 23: Will Spending on University Campuses Cause Prosperity?

    Proponents of the University of North Carolina’s huge spending program — to be financed with bonds that don't require voter approval — have been pulling out all the stops. In a General Assembly committee hearing on the legislation, UNC President Molly Broad said that it should be approved because the…