Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: October 2007

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    Gossip Soup for the Soul

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Max Borders

    Guilty pleasures come in many forms. I would like to invite people to read The Soup and indulge in one of mine. Because if you read them more, they'll write more. So my motivations are largely selfish. I've heard a plausible theory that The Soup is a dumping ground for talented press people who can […]

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    Oct
    31

    Poverty and the Public Schools

    Posted in Education By Max Borders | Tagged

    Hood gives the N&O and Comrade Schofield a lesson in statistics and common sense on the issue of schoolchildren and poverty (after bad reporting by the N&O Schofield stumbles clumsily into this post). -Max Borders

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    Oct
    31

    Misleading Us About School Choice

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    What’s the best way to dismantle public education and privatize schools? School choice. That’s what our friend Chris Fitzsimon says in a guest editorial in last week’s Public School Forum’s Friday Report.  Amusing, but certainly not true — ask the Milwaukee Public Schools. If I really wanted to dismantle public education, let’s just say I […]

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    Oct
    30

    Transit Tax: Enter the Special Interests Parade

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Max Borders | Tagged

    Here's a post on the special interest whores, which Fitzsimon clearly seems to be ok with — if but by omission. The disdain for everything corporate dries up when corporations support their pet issues. -Max Borders (Update: Bank of America: $60,000 Wachovia: $60,000 Duke Energy: $50,000 Siemens: $50,000 (the maker of the trains!) EarthTech: $20,000 […]

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    Fitzsimon and the Folly Trolley

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Max Borders

    Never one to forego an opportunity to tap into the herd mentality of populist sentiment, Chris Fitzsimon sings glowingly of an apparent "majority" in Charlotte on light rail: As Election Day gets closer, it is becoming more and more obvious that the anti-transit forces, led by Raleigh’s leading market fundamentalist think tank and its followers, […]

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