Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: April 2012

  1. 8
    Apr
    30

    Teacher Tenure and NC Voters

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Teachers  in North Carolina usually apply for tenure after four years of teaching. If granted — barring some violation of any of the thirteen specific criteria used to remove permanent employees — teachers essentially have a job for life. Many principals and education reform advocates have criticized tenure because it ties the hands of administrators […]

  2. 12
    Apr
    27

    Primary Early Voting Comparison – 2008 to 2012

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged

    Here's a quick comparison of turnout so far for this year's primary (statewide) compared to the 2008 primary on the same day (10 days left in early voting). 10 Voting Days Left to Vote Early 2008 2012 Total 112,603 121,545 Democratic 76,653 68.07% 57,308 47.15% Republican 18,616 16.53% 39,430 32.44% Unaffiliated 17,211 15.28% 24,608 20.25% […]

  3. none
    Apr
    27

    It's the Spending, Stupid

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , , ,

    In this new video (just under 3 minutes in length) made by the Learn Liberty project of the Institute for Humane Studies, economist Antony Davies breaks down the national debt and makes the case that the debt is the result of a spending, not a revenue, problem. Davies clearly makes the case, presents the data, […]

  4. 1
    Apr
    27

    State Bureaucrats Exploit Tragedy to Benefit Relatives

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    It pays to be close to the power center that is government. WRAL exposes case #8,426,974,487,092,532 of the political class abusing its power to dispense favors to the well-connected. North Carolina’s Division of Emergency Management division has put two assistant directors on paid leave while the agency investigates reports of nepotism. The WRAL Investigates team […]

  5. 1
    Apr
    25

    Board of Elections Still Mum on How Settlement Was Paid For

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    The Daily Caller notes that the state Board of Elections still hasn't responded to the Civitas Institute's call for an investigation of how the North Carolina Democratic Party funded a settlement of a sexual harassment case. "It’s unclear as of now if the North Carolina Democratic Party used taxpayer funds in the financial settlement it […]