Category Archives: NC General Assembly

Posts about the NC General Assembly

Charters among the best high schools in NC recently published their ranking of the best public high schools.  Congratulations to the charter schools that made the list. Twelve of the top 100 schools were charters, including the top high school in North Carolina, Raleigh Charter High School. 1. Raleigh Charter High School 13. Franklin Academy 16. Pine Lake Preparatory School 19. LakeContinue Reading

National School Choice Week events

January 26, 2015 ·       School Choice Rally Christian Family Academy | Jan 26, 2015 | 10:45 am–11:15 am | Conover, NC ·       National School Choice Week Charter Fair NC Public Charter Schools Association | Jan 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm | Raleigh, NC ·       Americans for Prosperity Foundation – NC Showing of “Waiting forContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State lawmakers could tackle a number of K-12 education issues during the legislative session that resumes next week. Terry Stoops outlines some of the key education items up for discussion this year during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Michael Lowrey questions whether the state has developed good criteria for choosing new toll roadContinue Reading

Enough incentives already!

Really?  We’re back here again?  Evidently Job Development Investment Grants, historic preservation tax credits, and film incentives are all back on the table, because the governor thinks North Carolina needs them. Dan Way, quoting Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, says it well in his latest Carolina Journal article. “If it’s all just about money andContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. lawmakers are likely to debate targeted tax incentives again this year. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal focuses on efforts to improve North Carolina’s state budget process.

Gallup: a third of NC teachers are engaged, 14 percent disengaged

Courtesy of Gallup Daily tracking.  Remember that, under the current compensation system, even disengaged teachers receive pay increases.  

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on efforts to write eminent domain protections into the N.C. Constitution. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal focuses on Obamacare’s return to the U.S. Supreme Court.

No return to historic preservation tax credits

We only just got rid of these!  The Historic Preservation Tax Credits expired at the end of 2014, and that was a good thing.  But now, two weeks into the new year, we’re hearing rumblings that they may be coming back.  Really?! Essentially, these tax credits aim to help out the owners of some buildingsContinue Reading