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    Dec
    21

    Good News on Campus Free Speech

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    By Jenna Ashley Robinson This year has brought some dismal news for supporters of free speech. The William F. Buckley Free Speech Survey revealed that today’s college students have little appreciation for freedom of action and conscience. Sixty-three percent of students are in favor of “trigger warnings.” By a 52-42% margin, students say their college […]

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    Dec
    15

    Wake County enrollment numbers getting attention

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    From the “all news is bad news” category, this morning WRAL .com reported that slowing student growth could cost Wake County Public Schools money.  According to the article, since 2011, WCPSS’ portion of students in down 2 percent to charter, private and home schools. Since student population is not expected to meet original enrollment estimates, […]

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    Dec
    14

    Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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

    By Jay Schalin University faculty workloads are becoming an important issue in North Carolina and elsewhere. The savings for just slight tweaks in productivity are enormous, in the tens of millions of dollars. (This is primarily about the research schools—the focus at the master’s level schools such as Fayetteville and the liberal arts colleges such […]

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    Dec
    12

    NCAE refuses to provide membership numbers

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    How many members does the North Carolina Association of Educators have? It's a question we've been asking a lot lately.  Why?  The State Legislature said in order for schools to provide dues check off option, NCAE must have at least 40,000 members, 20,000 of whom must be active public school teachers. Last year, the State […]

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    Dec
    10

    NCAE and Roy Cooper: back to the — not so great — future

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The North Carolina Association of Educators got their man.  Yesterday the state’s largest teacher’s association – or union since members of NCAE are automatically members of the National Education Association (NEA) – endorsed Roy Cooper as the Democratic candidate for Governor in 2016. What’s unusual about this is that individuals have until December 21st to […]

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