Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Public comment for math standards ends soon

Currently, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction has been revising the education standards for the state and are seeking public comment on the proposed K-8 math standards. The public comment period ends on April 20. As others have pointed out, these standards tweak the flawed Common Core math standards used in our schools for theContinue Reading






Elementary school produces advocacy video

I received the video posted below from a friend who lives in Iredell County.  Coddle Creek Elementary School is part of the Iredell-Statesville Schools.  Surely, teachers and administrators can find ways to advocate for an issue without using children as political pawns. On a separate note, it is not clear whether the school received permissionContinue Reading






Detailing renewable energy’s dependency on government goodies

Dan Way writes this morning in Carolina Journal about the “NC Ratepayers Protection Act” (House Bill 745). A snippet: If the bill passes, the REPS [renewable energy portfolio standards mandate] would remain at 6 percent of state retail sales instead of jumping to 10 percent in 2018 and 12.5 percent in 2021. Purchase requirements would be fixedContinue Reading






Forbes magazine column mentions libertarian Luddy’s education work

In her latest contribution to Forbes magazine, Amity Shlaes offers this observation about a North Carolina education innovator. A third plant that has sprouted without federal cash or friendship is a school system set up in North Carolina by entrepreneur Robert Luddy. Luddy runs his own natural experiment with charter, Catholic, and private schools, allContinue Reading






Forbes welcomes a new role for one of his columnists

Steve Forbes explains why he’s glad one of his Forbes magazine colleagues might have a little less time to write columns in the days ahead. NOTED ECONOMIC GURU and FORBES columnist David Malpass is going to the U.S. Treasury Department as undersecretary for international affairs, a critical post at a time of unsettling uncertainty aroundContinue Reading






Science vs. dogma in the global warming debate

Michael Nadler highlights for American Thinker readers an interesting resource for those looking beyond the hyperbole tied to the changing climate. The Science & Environmental Policy Project is an outstanding resource for those unwilling to bury their heads in the sand and blindly accept the notion that human-caused catastrophic global warming is settled science andContinue Reading






About that government-run health care

Pete Hegseth uses a Prager University video to explore the prospects of a health care system run completely by the federal government.






An argument against deglobalization

Joseph Quinlan explains in a Barron’s column why it would be a bad idea for the U.S. government to reject globalization. Globalization—the unfettered cross-border flows of goods, services, people, and data—does not rule the world anymore. It may not even survive threats posed by a world of rampant political populism and nationalism. Frustrated and moodyContinue Reading