Daily Archives: September 20, 2011
That’s the conventional wisdom and statists exploit it as much as possible for redistributionist policies. But it is wrong, argues Steven Conover in this article. Looking carefully at Census Bureau data, he concludes that in recent years, the gap between the rich and the middle class got smaller. That might pour some cold water onContinue Reading
In his latest Ideas Matter update, Max Borders praises Peter Schiff’s recent congressional testimony as a good example of the proper way to share Austrian economic insights. What’s so interesting about Schiff is not just that his credibility is enhanced by his uncanny ability to predict economic problems. It’s also that he uses plain-spoken versionContinue Reading
At first, I thought that CMS received the Broad Prize because the district had close ties to the Broad Foundation. Former superintendent Peter Gorman was a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy and he received help from Broad to implement a performance pay program for teachers. According to Education Week, it doesn’t work like that.Continue Reading
This Thursday is World Car Free Day. I want to urge everyone in the Raleigh area to leave your cars at home and either walk, bicycle, or take the bus to work, especially those living south of town. This way I can drive in on a traffic-free road.
Does the rising rate of N.C. community college students needing remedial coursework suggest a decline in high school graduation standards?
Terry Stoops’ latest research suggests the answer is yes. While state public education officials have been quick to trumpet growth in North Carolina’s public school graduation rate, they have said little to nothing about the even larger increase in the rate of new community college students requiring remedial coursework. Stoops discusses his findings here andContinue Reading
This Letter from an Ohio Farmer to current members of Congress reminds them of the importance of Constitution and Constitution Day, September 17th. He concludes his letter with: It is a hallmark of this Congress to take the Constitution seriously, and it is a widely perceived constitutional crisis of our own that led to theContinue Reading
A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court’s ruling that the Rutherford County public school system owes Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy charter school more than $730,000. The charter school initially had sought more than $900,000, and both the charter school and district school system had appealed the JulyContinue Reading
Lawrence Kudlow‘s latest column dissects the president’s approach to taxes: It could almost make your head spin. With an economy on the front end of another recession, President Obama’s tax attack on the folks who are most likely to succeed, invest, start new businesses, and create jobs is nothing short of staggering. Only liberal-left class-warfareContinue Reading