Daily Archives: May 22, 2012
Hundreds of parents and students rallied today at the state Legislative Building in favor of school choice. The crowd — estimated by supporters at 1,000 people — specifically backed legislation that would provide “opportunity scholarships” for families who cannot afford private school. Click play below to watch the 30-minute press briefing. After the speeches, theContinue Reading
Governor Romney named his education advisors today. They include the following: Nina S. Rees, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Knowledge Universe Dr. Martin R. West, Assistant, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Executive Editor, Education Next Phil Handy, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Industries Bill Hansen, Chairman & CEO of Madison Education Group Dr.Continue Reading
The front page headline in the print edition of today’s News and Observer reads “Afghan War to End by 2014.” So I poured through the story to see who was going to win and it didn’t say. I guess the N&O just doesn’t want to give away the finish hoping that the readers will comeContinue Reading
I’m borrowing from Lord Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade to make a point about Obamacare. As Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro observes here, the legislation seeks to mandate that individuals purchase an approved product (health insurance policies) and now it also wants to mandate that insurers state that any rebate checks they write come withContinue Reading
Newsweek released their list of the nation’s best high schools. You can also get a Best High School Bumper Sticker. North Carolina had six schools in the top 150. Three of them are charter schools and two others are nontraditional high schools. 17. Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, NC) 29. North Carolina School of ScienceContinue Reading
Unless the revenues are generated voluntarily from the sale of a product, every dollar the government spends must first be generated as someone’s income in the private sector. This is why government spending cannot stimulate the economy. I can only stimulate favored sectors of the economy at the expense of the rest of the economy.
• A federal judge strikes down North Carolina’s “matching funds” provision allowing public financing of appellate court candidates. • Jeremy Adams, who finished third in the GOP primary for state House District 6, endorses former Democrat Rep. Arthur Williams over Mattie Lawson. The Dare County Republican Executive Committee endorsed Lawson. • A recountContinue Reading