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  1. Jun
    18

    Highlights of House and Senate Education Budgets

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Both the House and Senate have passed their proposed budgets. How do the two chambers differ on education spending?  Here is general outline on spending differences for K-12 education Spending Total Education Spending (K-12, Community Colleges and UNC System) for 2015-16: House – $12.499 billion Senate- $12.048 billion Public K-12 Education Revised 2015-16 Appropriation House […]

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    Jun
    15

    Event asks: Is there a link between school choice and economic development?

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    On first glance Wake Forest looks like many other cities in North Carolina  —- until you realize residents there have more school choice options than just about any other place in the state. How do these options impact the local community and economic development? That's the question the Civitas Institute sought to answer when it […]

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    Jun
    12

    Campus Reform reports on Center for Law and Freedom

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Education By Elliot Engstrom

    Earlier this week, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom published a report alleging bias against conservative groups at UNC. Today, Campus Reform followed up with a piece on the incident: Upon learning that conservative organizations had been excluded from [a student organization dinner with the Chancellor], the Civitas Institute, a nonprofit group in North Carolina, launched […]

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    Jun
    10

    When a penny is more than a penny

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    "I’m in favor of going one more penny . . . We’re not talking about that much more in taxes.” Those are the words of  Wake County Commissioner Betty Lou Ward  responding to a question if she would favor an even larger tax increase to provide additional money to the Wake County Schools (WCPSS). Her words […]

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    Jun
    03

    Executive Overreach and the Opt Out Movement

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    Today, I'm excited to join the likes of attorney Jay Sekulow and U.S. Senator Mike Lee in contributing to Constituting America, a project of conservative leaders Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie. This summer, Constituting America is putting together a collection of essays on executive overreach. My piece focuses on how the Department of Education's response […]

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