Daily Archives: August 22, 2012

Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America”

Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2016: Obama’s America” began it’s film life in only 169 theaters across the country. Despite that, it’s already No. 12 on the all-time list of highest-grossing of political documentaries. It’s a film based on the premise of D’Souza’s bestseller, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which asserts that what motivates Obama is anti-colonialismContinue Reading

Hearing set on UNC research waste spraying

Preserve Rural Orange, which has been a major player in seeking to protect the environment and rural way of life in Orange County, is teaming up with the environmentalist group Haw River Assembly in beating the drum for public turnout at a public hearing tonight to speak out against UNC’s plans to spray 1.2 millionContinue Reading

ACT scores: Pretty much the same as last year

…and not much different than the 2010 scores. Have a nice day.

The ‘Wilmington financier’ is back

They just won’t go away. Yesterday’s campaign trail dispatch linked to an announcement of a Wilmington fundraiser Thursday for 7th Congressional District incumbent Mike McIntyre. One of the sponsors of the event for the Democratic congressman? Lanny Wilson, the longtime Democrat donor who was referred to as the “Wilmington finanicier” in the 51-count indictment onContinue Reading

“Do what it takes”: faking the hate

Last month Inside Higher Ed interviewed me on the subject of faked hate crimes. This month provides another example of one: Four days before reporting a hate crime that shocked Lincoln, Charlie Rogers made a promise on Facebook. “I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone,” she wrote JulyContinue Reading

ACT: 60 percent of 2012 graduates are not ready for college or career

ACT released a new report this morning, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012.  The report concludes that a majority of students are at risk of not succeeding in college or in the workforce. The report covers the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2012.  The study assessed college readiness benchmarks in four areasContinue Reading

NCAE predicts loss of 9,000 teacher positions

In a recent interview, Rodney Ellis, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators, shared his thoughts on the upcoming school year. He is concerned that the state budget will force public school educators to endure much larger classes and absorb additional out-of-pocket expenses.  Indeed, Mr. Ellis predicts class sizes of 35 to 40 children. Continue Reading

Want to make education for black kids even worse?

If so, then the administration’s idea that punishment for student misbehavior needs to be racially proportionate will seem like a terrific idea. Walter Williams explains here.