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    SCOTUS hearing arguments in Friedrichs today

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

    Today, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a critical free speech case in which the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) joined an amicus brief last year. The case presents the question of whether a state employee can be forced to pay union dues to a public […]

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    Quality Counts 2016: NC Score: C-

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Earlier this week Education Week released Quality Counts 2016. ( subscription required)  The report gives overall grades and scores to states based on criteria such as chances for success, K-12 achievement and school finance.  In 2016, the nation received an overall  grade of C (74.4), the same letter grade as last year. North Carolina received […]

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    Does America Need Liberal Education More Than Ever?

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    By Jenna A. Robinson That's what Wesleyan president Michael Roth suggests in his new book, which George Leef reviews here. Leef finds that the argument Roth lays out in defense of liberal education in Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, is unconvincing: The problem is that Roth, who seems to be “preaching to members of the church of the […]

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    Just the Facts, Ma’am, on UNC

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

    By Jenna A. Robinson The UNC system likes to boast that it is “one of the strongest and most successful systems of public higher education in the nation.” And in the eyes of higher education elites, it does have much to boast about. The system enrolls more than 200,000 students per year at 16 campuses around North Carolina—now […]

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    Ignore the Doomsayers about UNC's Spellings

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

    By Jenna A. Robinson In late October, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina announced that Margaret Spellings, Secretary of the Department of Education under President George W. Bush, would become its next president in early 2016. In the days and weeks that followed that announcement, faculty groups, student protestors, and talking […]

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