Do we need a man like … Calvin Coolidge … again? That is a question that has to be taken seriously, thanks to the fine work of bestselling author Amity Shlaes, who was in Raleigh on Thursday to talk about Coolidge, her biography of the 30th president. Today he’s only a vague and somewhat humorous […]
Our friend, Mike McShane at AEI, raises the bar for fellow think-tankers and ed wonks by making a young-person's case for ed-reform — with solutions — in five plus minutes.
On July 22nd Governor McCrory signed legislation to create an eleven member commission to review Math and English Common Core Standards. Those who have worked hard to educate policymakers and the public about the problems with Common Core standards are happy to see this progress and to realize that machinery is now in place to review, […]
Yes, state board member, Maja Kricker, really did rule at the State Board of Elections (SBOE) meeting today. Her opinion was the only opinion that counted when it came to the five member SBOE voting on one-stop variance requests made by county board of elections. Here is the background to today's story. One of the provisions in VIVA (the […]
If you 're a fan of charter schools you should be watching what's going on in Washington DC. Last week the Washington Post ran a very interesting article on DC principals going door-to-door to tout the benefits of a public school education. What prompted principals to take to the streets? Numbers and test results. Charters enroll 44 […]