Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2014

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    Aug
    28

    Appointments made to common core review commission

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    A number of appointments have been made to the Academic Standards Review Commission. S.L. 2014-78 created the commission for reviewing Common Core Math and English Standards and making recommendations to the State Board of Education.  The legislation established an 11 member Commission. As of today, 8 members have been named. They are: Mrs. Sara "Katie" […]

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    Aug
    28

    But you'll still be able to choose your own curriculum

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    That's the limp and tiresome refrain of Common Core supporters to those who think the new standards are taking away teacher creativity as well as the ability of local schools to control what's taught in the classroom. Now there is an even stronger reason to doubt Common Core backers. In recent weeks Politico and Education […]

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    Aug
    28

    Special Session for More Corporate Welfare?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    From the N&O: Top economic development and business officials on Wednesday joined Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker in calling for a special lawmaking period this year. Decker told the N.C. Economic Development Board at its meeting in Raleigh that job recruiters are “in a difficult spot” after the General Assembly’s failure in its just-ended session to […]

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    Aug
    26

    State Government's 'Waste of the Week'

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

    This week marks a new regular feature by the Civitas Institute entitled "Waste of the Week." Think that NC state government has been "cut to the bone" and has been tightly trimmed to focus exclusively on 'core services' of state gov't? Think again. Each week Civitas will highlight a state government office, agency or expenditure that […]

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    Aug
    22

    Voucher ruling will be appealed; but when

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Like most supporters of school choice, I'm disappointed by yesterday's ruling  by Judge Hobgood declaring the Opportunity Scholarship legislation unconstitutional.  The ruling  has given parents and schools one more headache and jeopardized the futures of many students. If you're a parent or school choice supporter the deck certainly looks stacked. The "technical glitches" of last […]

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