Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: December 2015

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    CLF Defeats Government's Motion to Dismiss in Wind Energy Case

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

    In September, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) filed suit against the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on behalf of a Perquimans County couple. At issue is whether DEQ broke the law when it informed Iberdrola Renewables that its Amazon Wind Farm East would not be subjected to state regulatory standards. […]

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    New UNC System Report Says 'We Cheat'

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen

    By Jay Schalin The recruitment of athletes with extremely weaker academic skills than the rest of the student population means that the system is knowingly corrupt from the start. Otherwise many athletes in the revenue-producing sports (and a few others such as track and baseball) could not possibly maintain eligibility without skirting the rules. Such […]

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    Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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

    By Jay Schalin University faculty workloads are becoming an important issue in North Carolina and elsewhere. The savings for just slight tweaks in productivity are enormous, in the tens of millions of dollars. (This is primarily about the research schools—the focus at the master’s level schools such as Fayetteville and the liberal arts colleges such […]

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    NCAE refuses to provide membership numbers

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

    How many members does the North Carolina Association of Educators have? It's a question we've been asking a lot lately.  Why?  The State Legislature said in order for schools to provide dues check off option, NCAE must have at least 40,000 members, 20,000 of whom must be active public school teachers. Last year, the State […]

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    NCAE and Roy Cooper: back to the — not so great — future

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

    The North Carolina Association of Educators got their man.  Yesterday the state’s largest teacher’s association – or union since members of NCAE are automatically members of the National Education Association (NEA) – endorsed Roy Cooper as the Democratic candidate for Governor in 2016. What’s unusual about this is that individuals have until December 21st to […]

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