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  1. Jul
    24

    Progress on H.B. 13, but questions remain

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

    Earlier this week, I wrote on the potential ramifications of H.B. 13, a bill working its way through the NC Senate. While the main theme of the bill is to ensure that students entering public schools at any age undergo a health assessment, it also has the potential to rein in bureaucratic overreach at the […]

  2. Jul
    23

    NC Supreme Court approves vouchers

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court gave everyone who believes all children deserve  access to quality educational opportunities some very good news when it upheld the constitutionality of the  state's Opportunity Scholarship program. The court's 4-3 decision reversed a lower court decision by Superior Court  Judge Robert  Hobgood. In writing for the majority, Chief Justice, […]

  3. Jul
    22

    Should Bureaucrats Get Kids' Intimate Health Records?

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

    The Center for Law and Freedom's Elliot Engstrom has written an important article about the state Senate's opportunity to rein in a process that raises troubling questions about how the education and health systems respect family and student privacy. The Senate is now considering HB 13, which among other things would expand but also clarify […]

  4. Jul
    20

    Is NCAE in violation of dues check off law?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Earlier today our friend Mike Antonucci at the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) released NEA State affiliate membership numbers for 2013-14.  They aren't pretty. NEA lost another 42,000 members last year,  bringing the total losses over the past five years to 310,000. The numbers for NEA's North Carolina  affiliate, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) […]

  5. Jul
    17

    A link between student financial aid and rising college tuition?

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

    The Daily Caller has an interesting piece  that highlights a recent Federal Reserve Bank of New York report that says federal student loans and grants are a major contributor to the rising college costs. The report concludes each additional dollar of government student financial aid translated to a tuition hike of about 65 cents. I […]

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