Earlier today our friend Mike Antonucci at the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) released NEA State affiliate membership numbers for 2013-14. They aren't pretty. NEA lost another 42,000 members last year, bringing the total losses over the past five years to 310,000. The numbers for NEA's North Carolina affiliate, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) […]
Monthly Archives: July 2015
The Daily Caller has an interesting piece that highlights a recent Federal Reserve Bank of New York report that says federal student loans and grants are a major contributor to the rising college costs. The report concludes each additional dollar of government student financial aid translated to a tuition hike of about 65 cents. I […]
I've written in the past about how the Welfare State creates an incentive structure that encourages government dependence over additional work income. In short, it is often the case where a person on government assistance can make themselves worse off by accepting more hours or a better job because the value of the government benefits […]
Did you know that immigration offenses usually are civil, not criminal, cases? I didn't. NC Capitol Connection's Matt Caulder has some facts about "sanctuary cities" Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Read his story here.
A new article up at www.nccivitas.org shows how North Carolina's electricity bills have grown more than twice as fast as regional and national averages since passage of its renewable mandate. By contrast, in the years leading up to the mandate, NC's rates rose far more slowly than national and regional averages. The state’s renewable requirements […]