Archive: Wed Nov 2012

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    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,…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2012
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    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…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2012
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    Science?

    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…
    Roy Cordato, November 7, 2012
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    Ah Yes, More Grace And Charm From The Left, Part 2

    Proving that money and political experience do not equate to class.  …
    donnamartinez, November 7, 2012
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    Ah Yes, More Grace And Charm From The Left, Part 1

    Proving that money and talent do not equate to class.  …
    donnamartinez, November 7, 2012
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    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.
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2012
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    It’s Bush’s Fault

    Roy Cordato, November 7, 2012
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    Random political thoughts and observations

    Kind of a strange election in North Carolina and the nation. • Nationally, the big question is to what degree the pre-election surveys showing Barack Obama ahead were accurate. They were, and Mitt Romney lost. That doesn’t make Nate Silver some sort of stat god, as you could get to…
    Michael Lowrey, November 7, 2012