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  1. Mar
    25

    Progress NC Action tries to turn table on legislators; but fails.

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Progress NC Action  is a left-wing political action and advocacy organization.  When lawmakers required DPI to assign a letter grade to every public school, like many other organizations, it didn't like it. According to Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC, the results “said a lot more about the poverty rates of each school than they […]

  2. Mar
    20

    Education Savings Accounts gain popularity

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are sweeping the nation. The above map from a post by Adam Peshek of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. It shows 22 states pursuing  or considering ESAs in 2015. Currently only two states Arizona and Florida have ESA programs. ESAs take a percentage of the funds that otherwise would have […]

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    Mar
    06

    Do UNC Centers Benefit Students? Or Professors?

    Posted in Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    NC Capitol Connection has an editorial noting how the uproar over the UNC Poverty Center closing reveals much about liberalism in North Carolina. Let's just add here that the event should make us wonder who benefits from how the University of North Carolina is run. For instance, we hear through the grapevine that Poverty Center […]

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    Mar
    06

    NC says "no" to Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    A majority of North Carolinians oppose Common Core standards.  That’s one of the results of the March 2015 Civitas Poll. By a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent North Carolinians oppose the Common Core Standards Opposition to the standards is strong across the State. The only two regions that had less than 50 percent […]

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    Mar
    06

    NC gives big "thumbs up" to Opportunity Scholarship Program

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    North Carolinians continue to show strong support the Opportunity Scholarship program. The March Civitas Poll found 68 percent of respondents favor the program (24 percent oppose). See Education poll questions: March 2015 Release Crosstabs education. Support for the program is visible across geographical regions, party registration and race. The program received favorable ratings across all […]

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