Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2015

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    Mar
    06

    Do UNC Centers Benefit Students? Or Professors?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    NC Capitol Connection has an editorial noting how the uproar over the UNC Poverty Center closing reveals much about liberalism in North Carolina. Let's just add here that the event should make us wonder who benefits from how the University of North Carolina is run. For instance, we hear through the grapevine that Poverty Center […]

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    Mar
    06

    NC says "no" to Common Core Standards

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    A majority of North Carolinians oppose Common Core standards.  That’s one of the results of the March 2015 Civitas Poll. By a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent North Carolinians oppose the Common Core Standards Opposition to the standards is strong across the State. The only two regions that had less than 50 percent […]

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    Mar
    06

    NC gives big "thumbs up" to Opportunity Scholarship Program

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    North Carolinians continue to show strong support the Opportunity Scholarship program. The March Civitas Poll found 68 percent of respondents favor the program (24 percent oppose). See Education poll questions: March 2015 Release Crosstabs education. Support for the program is visible across geographical regions, party registration and race. The program received favorable ratings across all […]

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    Mar
    05

    Cato @ Liberty's Take on Vong v. Aune

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Public Safety By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    In a recent post, I discussed our amicus brief in Vong v. Aune, a case of occupational licensure run amok. We partnered with the Cato Institute to support an entrepreneur's plea to be heard at the United States Supreme Court. You can now read the Cato Institute's take at their blog, Cato @ Liberty: Ms. Vong has now […]

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    05

    New Baseline Budgeting Brings Transparency to NC Budget Process

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

    Gov. McCrory is expected to release his budget proposal today, and in so doing will mark the beginning of a new, more honest and transparent budgeting process. As reported by the N&O: A new state law has ended the decades-old practice of automatically building in numbers that account for expected growth, such as covering the […]

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