Daily Archives: January 22, 2013
I just got out of the Asheville City Council meeting, and I thought I’d send you a short note. I won’t have time to read the headlines today. As you know, council had scheduled a couple big public hearings. Yes, one after another, people got up to complain about traffic. I have to compliment JoeContinue Reading
Maybe a lot lot more. As Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: “We were expecting quite a few, [but 154] was not what we were expecting,” Joel Medley, director of North Carolina’s Office of Charter Schools, said of the huge volume of letters of intent received by the Jan. 4 deadline. Formal applications are dueContinue Reading
With great fanfare today, Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan announced she will co-chair, with Republican Sen. John Thune, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus: “North Carolina is among the best places to hunt and fish in the country and I’m honored to continue to protect our rich outdoor heritage as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’sContinue Reading
That was what Obamacare proponents told Americans back in 2009. Quite a few of them fell for it. Reality is now setting in and we find that Obamacare is doing the opposite — driving up costs. Hans Bader of CEI explains here.
In today’s Education Update, Terry Stoops poses ten unanswered questions about public schools in North Carolina. They’re thought provoking – about educational achievement, teachers, charters. He even manages to reference the War of Northern Aggression. Definitely worth checking it out.
A federal appeals court has ruled for the Town of Cary and against the late David Bowden over his “Screwed by the Town of Cary” sign, which he charged violated his right to free speech. The Fourth Circuit court found that the town government did not violate the First Amendment by fining the late DavidContinue Reading
Holla! The U.S. Department of Education just released a new report, “Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10: First Look.” Researchers used a uniform method of calculating the graduation rate, called the Average Freshman Graduation Rate or AFGR, to provide apples-to-apples graduation and dropout figures for all U.S.Continue Reading
An observation based on Roy‘s posts: the president has accepted that his political goals won’t help the economy, and he still champions them. He’s no longer shouting “What do you mean, there are no jobs?” at his flummoxed economists. He has “evolved” to the inevitable fallback position, what Dario Fernandez-Morera, author of American Academy andContinue Reading