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    Dec
    01

    Most Popular Posts in November

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

    The most viewed stories on the Civitas Institute's website for the month of November were: Thank You, Governor McCrory  – this page thanked the governor for his request to the federal government that they cease sending Syrian   refugees to North Carolina Will NC Students Have to Share Bathrooms, Locker Rooms with the Other Sex?  […]

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    Nov
    30

    Political Correctness on Steroids in "Modern Educayshun"

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    A video by Neel Kolhatkar, an Australian comedian/actor/social media extraordinaire (+4), does a fantastic job lampooning modern-day education.  Social Justice Warrior students (and teacher) weed out new classmates by judging them on their feelings as they share grades and require "tolerance" . The video is funny, but really sad and quite frightening, because we are currently watching the real thing happen on U.S. […]

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    Nov
    30

    Interstate Authorization of Online Programs is a Big Step Forward

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

    By Jay Schalin Online education has not yet had the impact many expected. There are some intrinsic problems with it, such as the fact that it is much easier and quicker to explain difficult concepts face-to-face than by typing. But one of the reasons for its slow progress is completely unnecessary: protectionism by states that […]

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    Nov
    30

    Look Who Wrote the N&O's Front Page

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    When I glanced at the front page of the Sunday N&O, I thought, Oh, more global warming propaganda. Little did I know. This wasn't just more of the same, this was a new and sad development in the decline of  newspapers into propaganda vehicles. The article's headline blared: "UN climate change summit could bring first […]

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    Nov
    24

    Much More Needed to Address NC's $25.5 Billion Unfunded Retiree Health Benefit Liability

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    At a Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee meeting Monday, legislators discussed ways to address the state's $25 billion unfunded liability for state retiree health care benefits. The primary recommendation at the meeting was to "force all retirees on the State Health Plan to enroll in Medicare Advantage. The federal plan, a basic version of […]

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