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Political ideologies obviously wrap up education around specific policy reforms or even powerful quests to double down on the status quo
Political ideologies obviously wrap up education around specific policy reforms or even powerful quests to double down on the status quo
 
With the economic collapse of the last decade brought on largely due to the bursting of the housing bubble, does anybody still think it a good idea for government to encourage investments in "underserved" populations
With the economic collapse of the last decade brought on largely due to the bursting of the housing bubble, does anybody still think it a good idea for government to encourage investments in "underserved" populations
 
The latest U.S. job report shows the official national unemployment rate dropping below 6 percent for the first time since before the recession
The latest U.S. job report shows the official national unemployment rate dropping below 6 percent for the first time since before the recession
 
Two ultraliberal, out-of-state national groups are apparently flouting state law and violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules (§ 73.1212) in a campaign attacking legislators who favor bringing energy development and jobs to North Carolina.
Two ultraliberal, out-of-state national groups are apparently flouting state law and violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules (§ 73.1212) in a campaign attacking legislators who favor bringing energy development and jobs to North Carolina.
 
Now in its 30th year, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center uses taxpayer money in "support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide."
Now in its 30th year, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center uses taxpayer money in "support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide."
 
Teacher pay. Medicaid. These are perhaps the two most contentious spending items in this year’s state budget. But continuing to fly under the radar is taxpayer-funded television programming.
Teacher pay. Medicaid. These are perhaps the two most contentious spending items in this year’s state budget. But continuing to fly under the radar is taxpayer-funded television programming.
 
"I always want my students to start with facts, and the fact is Thom Tillis is terrible for education in North Carolina."
"I always want my students to start with facts, and the fact is Thom Tillis is terrible for education in North Carolina."
 
Welcome back! I trust everyone had a good summer. We all need breaks and I hope you had a chance to unplug. You say that you were following Common Core until school let out. And now, well, you have no idea what's happened these last few months. No problem. It's time for a quick recap.
Welcome back! I trust everyone had a good summer. We all need breaks and I hope you had a chance to unplug. You say that you were following Common Core until school let out. And now, well, you have no idea what's happened these last few months. No problem. It's time for a quick recap.
 
State government in NC is "cut to the bone" say progressive liberals.
State government in NC is "cut to the bone" say progressive liberals.
 
Imagine talking with a friend who tells you that he's been forced to support the Duke basketball team for the past five years, even though he doesn't like the Blue Devils.
Imagine talking with a friend who tells you that he's been forced to support the Duke basketball team for the past five years, even though he doesn't like the Blue Devils.
 
The Advancement Project, in a press release dated August 21, announced that the North Carolina NAACP was appealing U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder’s decision earlier this month to deny a preliminary injunction to block certain provisions of VIVA in the November 2014 election.
The Advancement Project, in a press release dated August 21, announced that the North Carolina NAACP was appealing U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder’s decision earlier this month to deny a preliminary injunction to block certain provisions of VIVA in the November 2014 election.
 
Pat Hensley bristles at being called a politician, and until her June retirement she held a supposedly nonpartisan position as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for Catawba County Schools.
Pat Hensley bristles at being called a politician, and until her June retirement she held a supposedly nonpartisan position as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for Catawba County Schools.
 
The State Board of Elections will meet this Thursday at 1 p.m. The SBOE is meeting to appoint new county board of elections members.
The State Board of Elections will meet this Thursday at 1 p.m. The SBOE is meeting to appoint new county board of elections members.
 
News accounts of the recently-passed $21.1 billion General Fund budget focus primarily on the teacher pay raise provided by budget writers.
News accounts of the recently-passed $21.1 billion General Fund budget focus primarily on the teacher pay raise provided by budget writers.
 
As part of a campaign to inform employees and union workers of their rights, the Civitas Institute will be educating North Carolina teachers and other school employees about how they can give themselves an average $450 a year pay increase by leaving the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)
As part of a campaign to inform employees and union workers of their rights, the Civitas Institute will be educating North Carolina teachers and other school employees about how they can give themselves an average $450 a year pay increase by leaving the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)
 
Recent comments from Rev. William Barber, self-appointed spokesman for the “Moral Monday” protests and leader of the NC state chapter of the NAACP, confirm that his vision for society endorses an aggressive use of violence against innocent individuals, and seeks to negate morality itself.
Recent comments from Rev. William Barber, self-appointed spokesman for the “Moral Monday” protests and leader of the NC state chapter of the NAACP, confirm that his vision for society endorses an aggressive use of violence against innocent individuals, and seeks to negate morality itself.
 
A parade of witnesses came to testify against North Carolina’s new voting reforms – but a look at their backgrounds shows they all have ties to the radical liberal network of groups known as Blueprint NC and/or have strong ties to the Democratic Party.
A parade of witnesses came to testify against North Carolina’s new voting reforms – but a look at their backgrounds shows they all have ties to the radical liberal network of groups known as Blueprint NC and/or have strong ties to the Democratic Party.
 
Trains are notoriously hard to slow down – even when we need them to.
 
It is clear to any observer that the Federal government has grown to an untenable size, and that it has become increasingly more abusive of its powers.
It is clear to any observer that the Federal government has grown to an untenable size, and that it has become increasingly more abusive of its powers.
 
A recent blog post published by a liberal organization outlines the experiences of two students who sought to acquire free state-issued voter photo IDs from the NC DMV.
A recent blog post published by a liberal organization outlines the experiences of two students who sought to acquire free state-issued voter photo IDs from the NC DMV.
 
As a federal court case regarding election reform laws passed by North Carolina legislators in 2013 has become a major national news item, we await a judge's ruling in the preliminary injunction hearing.
As a federal court case regarding election reform laws passed by North Carolina legislators in 2013 has become a major national news item, we await a judge's ruling in the preliminary injunction hearing.
 
The left has been howling about how the new voter reform law will discriminate against minority and young voters. Being a politically active college student myself, I decided to find out how hard it is to register to vote.
The left has been howling about how the new voter reform law will discriminate against minority and young voters. Being a politically active college student myself, I decided to find out how hard it is to register to vote.
 
A hearing that liberal groups hoped would undermine North Carolina voting reform instead appears to have revealed their true objectives.
A hearing that liberal groups hoped would undermine North Carolina voting reform instead appears to have revealed their true objectives.
 
The News and Observer has come up with another delusion about Common Core State Standards: that the only explanation for opposition to the standards "is that [NC] GOP leaders are being led around by tea party extremists."
The News and Observer has come up with another delusion about Common Core State Standards: that the only explanation for opposition to the standards "is that [NC] GOP leaders are being led around by tea party extremists."
 
The online dictionary defines “pork barrel” spending as “a government appropriation, bill, or policy that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.”
The online dictionary defines “pork barrel” spending as “a government appropriation, bill, or policy that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.”
 
Much has been written about the attorneys the Governor and the legislative leaders have hired to defend the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) against lawsuits brought by the NC-NAACP, the ACLU and the U.S. Justice Department. In contrast, to date, there have been no stories spotlighting the
Much has been written about the attorneys the Governor and the legislative leaders have hired to defend the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) against lawsuits brought by the NC-NAACP, the ACLU and the U.S. Justice Department. In contrast, to date, there have been no stories spotlighting the
 
Much of the policy debate over education these days has been dominated by teacher pay.
 
At last week's government relations committee meeting for the Wake County School Board, school board member Jim Martin called current legislative efforts to correct Common Core problems "very much a political overreach." According to news reports, Martin then fired this shot...
At last week's government relations committee meeting for the Wake County School Board, school board member Jim Martin called current legislative efforts to correct Common Core problems "very much a political overreach." According to news reports, Martin then fired this shot...
 
As the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) holds its "School's Out" rally, the Civitas Institute puts the spotlight on the gulf between teacher's salaries and NCAE executives' salaries.
As the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) holds its "School's Out" rally, the Civitas Institute puts the spotlight on the gulf between teacher's salaries and NCAE executives' salaries.
 
This week's Bad Bill of the Week involves state legislators trying yet again to interject themselves into the voluntary association between employee and employer.
This week's Bad Bill of the Week involves state legislators trying yet again to interject themselves into the voluntary association between employee and employer.
 
Using ncvotetracker.com you will be able to break down the vote by the method of voting utilized – absentee (one-stop and by-mail), Election Day, provisional, transfer and curbside voting.
Using ncvotetracker.com you will be able to break down the vote by the method of voting utilized – absentee (one-stop and by-mail), Election Day, provisional, transfer and curbside voting.
 
A new "public-private partnership" in North Carolina appears to put hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at risk while guaranteeing profit for a company that has run into trouble in other states.
A new "public-private partnership" in North Carolina appears to put hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at risk while guaranteeing profit for a company that has run into trouble in other states.
 
As a prior Army officer and Desert Storm Veteran, I have followed the VA hospital scandal with great interest, as I have earned the right to be cared for in the Veterans Administration system.
As a prior Army officer and Desert Storm Veteran, I have followed the VA hospital scandal with great interest, as I have earned the right to be cared for in the Veterans Administration system.
 
One quality that makes charter and private schools effective in educating children is their ability to operate efficiently.
One quality that makes charter and private schools effective in educating children is their ability to operate efficiently.
 
Imagine the important things in your life: your spouse, your home, your favorite football team. What do they all have in common? You were able to choose them, not have them assigned to you by the political class.
Imagine the important things in your life: your spouse, your home, your favorite football team. What do they all have in common? You were able to choose them, not have them assigned to you by the political class.
 
This week, Moral Monday took an interesting turn; instead of ending in arrests, the evening ended with a civil discussion and an eerie march through the State Legislative Building.
This week, Moral Monday took an interesting turn; instead of ending in arrests, the evening ended with a civil discussion and an eerie march through the State Legislative Building.
 
Where can budget writers find savings to help fund priorities such as teacher raises? That’s a question on everyone’s mind these days.
Where can budget writers find savings to help fund priorities such as teacher raises? That’s a question on everyone’s mind these days.
 
The “Moral Monday” protestors, led by the state chapter of the NAACP, have a list of demands that, if implemented, would cost North Carolina taxpayers nearly $3 billion dollars now.
The “Moral Monday” protestors, led by the state chapter of the NAACP, have a list of demands that, if implemented, would cost North Carolina taxpayers nearly $3 billion dollars now.
 
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