Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: October 2015

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    Town Hall Discussion on ESAs in Charlotte

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

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) have been much in the news lately. So what exactly are ESAs?  They are revolutionary new way to empower parents to take control over their child’s education. By allowing parents to tailor the education process according to the specific needs of the child, ESAs prove an attractive education option not only […]

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    Following the Letter of the Law

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

    By Jenna A. Robinson The UNC Presidential Search Committee has done just enough to satisfy the legal requirements recently laid out by the North Carolina General Assembly. Senate Bill 670, which the UNC Board of Governors has agreed to follow, requires that “at least three final candidates shall be submitted to the full Board from […]

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    So you don't want school choice?

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

    Our creative friends at Choice Media have put on a new, humorous spin on those anti-school choice curmudgeons. Enjoy.

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    What the N&O Didn't Tell You About Wake Co. Teacher Pay

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The News & Observer had a piece on Wake County's recent increase in its local supplement to teacher salaries. The article includes "praise" from the left-wing group WakeUp Wake County, as well as "criticism" from this article by Civitas Institute Senior Education Analyst Bob Luebke.   Luebke's criticism focuses not on the pay supplement itself, […]

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    UNC President Search: The Ends Do Not Justify the Means

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    By Jenna A. Robinson Recently, the Raleigh News & Observer revealed that the UNC Presidential Search Committee’s top candidate for the next system president is former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Spellings is certainly a better choice than others who have been rumored, including WCU chancellor David Belcher, Iowa State University President Steven Leath, […]

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