Daily Archives: September 25, 2012
This is an extract from Chapter 1 of the Economic Freedom of the World 2012 Annual Report. It seeks to explain what may have many people scratching their heads—how the United States has fallen so far relative to other nations in terms of freedom. The added emphasis is mine, and if you’d like to readContinue Reading
From: Anthony Tata/Superintendent/WCPSS Date: 09/25/2012 05:56PM Subject: Thank You Team, The board voted yesterday to seek my separation without cause, after which I reluctantly entered into negotiations that resulted in an agreement that effective today I would no longer serve as your superintendent. I am proud of everything that all of you have accomplished inContinue Reading
In a party-line vote, today the Wake County school board fired Superintendent Tony Tata after 20 months on the job. He’ll receive a separation package of slightly more than $250,000. Tata, who was a top assistant to Washington, D.C. superintendent Michelle Rhee — a rock star in the school reform movement — was broughtContinue Reading
Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the race for the District 1 seat in North Carolina’s state Senate.
Unfortunately, few of today’s politicians pay any heed to George Washington’s good advice upon leaving office. Here’s a good essay that elaborates on the point.
The Obama administration’s new national standards are causing havoc in schools, as Stanley Kurtz writes here. The Constitution gives the federal government no authority at all with regard to education, but we now have much more than the camel’s nose under the tent.