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    UNC cuts ties with Poverty Center

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

    Well it happened. Despite the disruptions of two dozen protestors, today the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) voted to accept the recommendation of a BOG working group and close three university- based centers, including the UNC Center on Poverty Work and Opportunity, headed by the controversial law school professor Gene Nichol. Civitas has written numerous […]

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    WCPSS Rolls Buses and endangers lives?

    Posted in Education By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Did the administration of the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), the states largest school district, send buses out this morning knowing that would allow them to avoid a makeup day? The media reported very quickly that WCPSS might not have to make up today's missed classes as buses were already  rolling when school was canceled. As a […]

  3. Feb

    Wake County Private School Receives National Coverage

    Posted in Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The American Spectator this week profiled the Thales Academy schools – a chain of private schools operated by Civitas Board Chairman Bob Luddy. Thales represents how educational entrepreneurs can offer a high quality education that's affordable to children from all spectrums of the income scale. The rapid growth of Thales Academy schools shows the rising demand […]

  4. Feb

    School choice: the end of the public schools?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Does school choice led to the destruction of the public schools?  That’s a claim Matt Ladner asks in a recent blog post on Jay P. Greene's Blog. Arizona’s vast array of school choice programs offers the perfect lab to see how school choice impacts public school enrollment over time. The graph above shows how school choice […]

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    Board of Governors group recommends closing UNC Poverty Center

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, after months of review, a UNC Board of Governors working group recommended the closing of three UNC Centers or Institutes, including the UNC Center on Poverty and Work, headed by controversial law professor Gene Nichols. You can read more about how the BOG made their decision here. Anyone who reads these pages knows Civitas […]

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