Daily Archives: November 7, 2012

McCrory appointments to the State Board of Education

Immediate Appointments First District – Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington Seventh District – Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davie, Iredell, Rowan, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin Chairman (Member-at-large) 2013 Appointments Fourth District – Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, ScotlandContinue Reading

Education ballot measures: A summary

A big win for charter schools in Georgia: Voters approve creation of an independent charter school commission. A big loss in Florida: Amendment 8 would have expanded the types of schools eligible to receive vouchers.  It was defeated amid concerns about public funding for religious schools. South Dakota resists education reform: Voters in that stateContinue Reading


Our JLF Director of Research and K-12 Education Studies Terry Stoops called my attention to the following question from the North Carolina state biology exam put together by the Department of Public Instruction.  This seems to be a sample question to be used for practice purposes. They call this, and other questions a “released testContinue Reading

New at CJO: New election maps help GOP build N.C. legislative majorities

The latest exclusive report at Carolina Journal Online focuses on the role new election maps played in North Carolina Republicans’ big legislative gains Tuesday.

It’s Bush’s Fault

Upcoming JLF Headliner speaker labels 2012 a status quo election

Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard will analyze last night’s election results during a Nov. 15 John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Raleigh. In the meantime, you can read his initial reaction. Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. In 2010, they failed to win the Senate when it was theirs for theContinue Reading

Election hangover notes

First Republican governor, state House and Senate and Lt Governor since…. probably ever.   Elections have consequences and this one will bring North Carolina simpler, fairer more transparent tax system, more choices for parents and students in education, more accurate testing and increased accountability for teachers and administrators, energy exploration and expansion, and a badly neededContinue Reading

Has anyone else heard this rumor?

The Dems are hoping to run Chris Christie and John Roberts as their presidential ticket in 2016.