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  1. Nov

    Niche ranks best NC Public Schools

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Niche has published a ranking of the best public schools in North Carolina.  Kudos to all the schools that made the list. Charter schools, placed six schools in the top thirty places. Including Raleigh Charter(1) , Franklin Academy  (13),  Pine Lake Preparatory School (16),  Lake Norman Charter (19), Lincoln Charter School (26), Thomas Jefferson Classical […]

  2. Nov

    Scott Walker three-peats in Wisconsin

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    One of the most interesting storylines to emerge out of last week’s elections is Scott Walker’s re-election as Governor of Wisconsin.  Counting the election recall in June 2012, it was Walker’s third election victory in four years in a mostly -progressive Wisconsin. Walker endeared himself to conservatives by daring to take on government unions and […]

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    Stunned crowd hears NH prof tell why he helped to write Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn't earn. Those are the words of Professor  David Pook, a history professor at Granite State College in New Hampshire.  Pook was […]

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    Support for Common Core continues to erode

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Gallup reported that support for Common Core among public school parents continues to slide. According to poll results released earlier today, parents of U.S. public school students in grades K-12 are about evenly divided over the Common Core State Standards. Thirty-five percent view them negatively and 33% view them positively, while another third aren't familiar with […]

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    New Civitas Study: True Cost of HS Diploma in NC is $150K; No Correlation Between Spending and Results

    Posted in Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A new study released yesterday by the Civitas Institute evaluates government education spending and academic results across all local school districts in NC. A few key findings from the study include: The statewide average total cost to taxpayer to produce each high school graduate is about $150,000. This factors in the expenses of educating children […]