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    Remembering NC Veterans

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    We at Civitas salute our veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day. We deeply appreciate the work they do and the risks they take to defend us and sustain freedom across the world. The state’s military roots of course run deep, with patriots from the Tar Heel State fighting for freedom in the Revolutionary […]

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    Parents’ right to control child’s education

    Posted in Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    By Robert Luebke Consider these real-life scenarios: An Arizona family is told their 6-year-old son, Ryan, has symptoms on the autism spectrum. Doctors say he will need 20-40 hours per week of individual therapies. Ryan’s parents can’t afford that. What can they do? In Nevada, Katie, a sixth-grader, is struggling to fit in at her […]

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    Town Hall Discussion on ESAs in Charlotte

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) have been much in the news lately. So what exactly are ESAs?  They are revolutionary new way to empower parents to take control over their child’s education. By allowing parents to tailor the education process according to the specific needs of the child, ESAs prove an attractive education option not only […]

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    Can we learn something from American manufacturing?

    Posted in 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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    Religious Liberty for NC Magistrates

    Posted in Government, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By demidowdy | Tagged , , , , ,

    Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, spent 5 days in jail for her religious objections to distributing marriage licenses with her name on them to same-sex couples. Her objection has been deemed reasonable as long as she permits her deputy clerks to perform the task of distributing marriage licenses in her stead. Before the national […]

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