Archive: Mon Apr 2017

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    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…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2017
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    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,…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2017
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    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…
    Jon Sanders, April 17, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017
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    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.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2017