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  1. Apr
    15

    NEA numbers fail to tell whole story

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    Click to expand graphic NEA – the parent group of the largest teachers association in North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) – has a graphic showing how school employment has not kept pace with enrollment growth (See above. Click to expand graphic). It’s a bit misleading. This is a good example of […]

  2. Apr
    13

    Civitas Op-Ed in Burlington Times-News

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    On Sunday, the Burlington-based Times-News ran my opinion piece in which I argue that North Carolina's public records laws suffer from several fundamental flaws. The piece begins by noting that NC's public records laws lack any real teeth when it comes to motivating state agencies to fulfill requests: …North Carolina’s public records laws have proven to be an impediment, […]

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    Mar
    26

    New Bill to Examine Burdensome Occupational Licensing Boards

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    North Carolina has so many occupational licensing boards and commissions, they can't even count them accurately. This fact was highlighted in a Civitas "Waste of the Week" feature last May: The Attorney General’s office lists 55 Boards, while a legislative oversight committee lists 57. According to the audit, “When asked how state-level entities compile their […]

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    Mar
    11

    Courts continue to uphold school choice programs

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    As North Carolina awaits the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the constitutionality of the Opportunity Scholarship Grant Program, courts around the country continue to affirm parental school choice programs. Last week the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the state’s Alabama Accountability Act (AAA).  The law allows low income students that are assigned to persistently low-performing schools to […]

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    Mar
    06

    NC says "no" to Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    A majority of North Carolinians oppose Common Core standards.  That’s one of the results of the March 2015 Civitas Poll. By a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent North Carolinians oppose the Common Core Standards Opposition to the standards is strong across the State. The only two regions that had less than 50 percent […]

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