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    Dec
    16

    Fact-checking the N&O

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

    Yesterday, John Murawski over at the News & Observer reported on a judge's denial of the Attorney General's motion to dismiss in Owens v. North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The case, brought by the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) on behalf of Perquimans County landowners, alleges that the Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) violated North Carolina […]

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    Dec
    15

    Wake County enrollment numbers getting attention

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

    From the “all news is bad news” category, this morning WRAL .com reported that slowing student growth could cost Wake County Public Schools money.  According to the article, since 2011, WCPSS’ portion of students in down 2 percent to charter, private and home schools. Since student population is not expected to meet original enrollment estimates, […]

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    Dec
    14

    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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    Dec
    14

    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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    Dec
    14

    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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