Daily Archives: May 30, 2012
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a redistricting reform bill that sits in the N.C. Senate.
According to a new report published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, North Carolina may have to spend as much as $302.5 million to implement the Common Core State Standards, a set of uniform English and math standards adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education, 44 other states, and D.C. Fordham is anContinue Reading
Delve into the Winston-Salem Journal‘s article about Novant Health’s decision to cut 289 jobs — with the largest impact in Winston-Salem — and you’ll find the following: [Novant president and CEO Carl] Armato said four main reasons drove the decision: a national mandate to lower health care spending, the poor economy that has prompted lessContinue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a state Senate bill inspired by the recent Hoke County “chicken nugget” controversy.
As the presidential campaign leads to ongoing questions about the role of private equity in the American economy, the following exchange might prove useful: Charlie Rose chats with private equity CEO Donald Gogel in the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Private equity firms and their investors can’t make money unless the businesses they are investingContinue Reading
Is anyone surprised that the federal government granted North Carolina permission to opt out of requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law? Anyone? Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island also received an NCLB waiver. As Education Week points out, six of the eight recipients also received part ofContinue Reading
• Democrat Charles Malone, who initially said a health scare would prevent him from facing Republican George Holding in the 13th Congressional District race, says he will run after all. • State Rep. Patsy Keever, the Democratic nominee for the 10th Congressional District, joins a nationwide movement to repeal the U.S. Supreme Court’s CitizensContinue Reading
In a statement released yesterday, the Director of the NC Budget and Tax Center (BTC), a project of the left-wing NC Justice Center, objected to the House education budget proposal to use temporary state funds to pay for fixed expenditures. Yet, the BTC recently published a study that refused to criticize the use of temporaryContinue Reading