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    What the N&O Didn't Tell You About Wake Co. Teacher Pay

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The News & Observer had a piece on Wake County's recent increase in its local supplement to teacher salaries. The article includes "praise" from the left-wing group WakeUp Wake County, as well as "criticism" from this article by Civitas Institute Senior Education Analyst Bob Luebke.   Luebke's criticism focuses not on the pay supplement itself, […]

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    UNC President Search: The Ends Do Not Justify the Means

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

    By Jenna A. Robinson Recently, the Raleigh News & Observer revealed that the UNC Presidential Search Committee’s top candidate for the next system president is former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Spellings is certainly a better choice than others who have been rumored, including WCU chancellor David Belcher, Iowa State University President Steven Leath, […]

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    Can we learn something from American manufacturing?

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

    I bet you didn't know that last Friday, October 2nd was Manufacturing Day.  This graph by AEI's Mark Perry tells us why American manufacturing is the envy of the world.    It didn't take long for folks to make the comparison with K-12 public education.  See Matt Ladner's post here.  We could add a whole […]

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    Three Things You Should Know About NC's Education Budget

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    New today at is this article outlining three major things you should know about North Carolina's education budget. A sample from the article: The education budget has been increasing. First, contrary to the claims of many educators and the media, the education budget is not declining. General state appropriations for public education (i.e. K-12 […]

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    What's missing from discussions on teacher pay

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

    Low teacher pay and North Carolina’s position relative to other states are subjects much in the news lately. Numerous factors contribute to each of those situations. One factor is the cost of teacher benefits, specifically social security, retirement and hospitalization.  For a basis of comparison, let’s look at a few numbers from FY 2014-15. A […]

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