Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2015

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    Remembering NC Veterans

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

    We at Civitas salute our veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day. We deeply appreciate the work they do and the risks they take to defend us and sustain freedom across the world. The state’s military roots of course run deep, with patriots from the Tar Heel State fighting for freedom in the Revolutionary […]

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    Cause for Hope in Higher Ed

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

    By Jay Shalin I’ve been observing higher education in North Carolina for over eight years now. At first, substantive reform seemed an impossible dream. The university system’s governance—both board and administration—both houses of the state legislature, and the Governor’s office were all firmly in the hands of Democrats, with very little reason to the direction […]

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    Parents’ right to control child’s education

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    By Robert Luebke Consider these real-life scenarios: An Arizona family is told their 6-year-old son, Ryan, has symptoms on the autism spectrum. Doctors say he will need 20-40 hours per week of individual therapies. Ryan’s parents can’t afford that. What can they do? In Nevada, Katie, a sixth-grader, is struggling to fit in at her […]

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    SCOTUS to decide whether to hear CCP v. Harris

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , , ,

    On August 31 of this year, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) filed a joint amicus brief with the Buckeye Institute, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and the National Taxpayers Union in the case of Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris. At issue is whether the California Attorney General can require charities and […]

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    WCPSS and reassignment: have we learned anything?

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

    Tuesday’s spirited WCPSS school assignment meeting looked and sounded all too familiar. Yes, WCPSS and parents have been down that rocky road before… Before the discussion gets heated, a few simple questions are in order: Who do the children at the center of the controversy belong to? Who pays the taxes to build the schools […]

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