Civitas Review

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    Sep
    28

    Three Things You Should Know About NC's Education Budget

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

    New today at nccivitas.org 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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    Feb
    01

    Did the state budget produce big job losses in education?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The Republican budget will result in the loss of thousands of education positions. Remember that  oft-repeated claim?  Some critics put the job losses at  10,000 or more. Were the doomsdayer’s right? This morning the Department of Public Instruction posted public school personnel statistics for 2012 -13 to its web site.  The data is on full-time […]

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    Aug
    01

    More Realistic Look at State Pension Fund Would Reveal Even Larger Hole

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    In his daily column at Carolina Journal today, John Hood informs us of a potential change in how liabilities for North Carolina's pension plan for retired state teachers and employees is calculated could shed some rather discouraging – but realistic – light onto the true condition of the pension system. Bond-rating agencies and regulators are about to […]

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    Jan
    12

    New school personnel numbers not what you'd expect

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    A review of preliminary 2011-12 school personnel data from the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) shows some surprising results. While there was a net loss of 4,700 employees — federal and local school employees declined by about 7,300 and 2,100 respectively – the state actually added about 4,700 school employees — including about 2,100 […]

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    May
    04

    NCAE Union Thug Restricts Teachers' Access to Information

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    Yesterday the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) held their One Voice rally in downtown Raleigh. Civitas Institute staff was also present distributing a recent analysis highlighting how NCAE executive compensation has increased throughout the economic recession while many people have had to cut back. Despite Civitas staff politely handing out printed material on public […]

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