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ECU professor’s book offers terrifying look at how NC treated vulnerable children | The News & Observer

Karin Zipf’s “Bad Girls at Samarcand” is an enlightening book, but also a frightening one. It gives a terrifying look at the history of how the state of North Carolina has treated some of its most vulnerable children over the last century: those girls denied love at home, traumatized by incest and rape, living on the streets, or scorned for being somehow “different.”

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Op-Ed: College debt: To lower defaults, link federal funds to grad rates | The News & Observer

Limiting the growth of future debt requires taking preliminary steps, most urgently for nontraditional and nongraduating students at nonselective institutions without unduly impairing educational access. This category of debt is most pressing because most loan abuses – and ruinous consequences of default – seem to be concentrated here.

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