Category Archives: NC General Assembly

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Attention media: Do not do this

Next week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will release state test results for the 2013-14 school year.  Last year’s results cannot be compared to the 2012-13 scores because the N.C. State Board of Education moved from four achievement levels in 2012-13 to five achievement levels in 2013-14.  In both cases, a Level III scoreContinue Reading

Former Democratic, Republican legislators tout redistricting reform

The N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform is publicizing this morning a plea from two former members of the N.C. House of Representatives: Two former members of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Rep William Current (R-Gaston) and Rep Ray Rapp ( D-Madison), urged candidates for the North Carolina House and Senate to supportContinue Reading

DPI’s Oversight Inaptness or Agenda

Carolina Journal recently reported on the actions of the New Hanover School Board regarding the new AP US History Framework.  On the same day, Stanley Kurtz wrote, How the College Board Politicized U. S. History, in National Review.  While the issues regarding the new 98-page AP US History Framework continues to swirl, the NC DepartmentContinue Reading

Stam slams Dems’ math

A recurring television ad in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race has prompted a response from Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake, speaker pro tem of the N.C. House of Representatives. NCGA Increases Funding for Education Raleigh, NC –  A narrator in advertisements currently being run by the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says, “House Speaker Thom TillisContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online highlights a new John Locke Foundation report on key elements of the 2014-15 N.C. state budget. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal focuses on the difficult task of assessing costs linked to cronyism.

Opportunity Scholarship supporters ask appeals court to put order on hold

Voucher supporters have file an emergency motion to put Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood’s ruling halting vouchers on hold until the case is decided on appeal. “The Superior Court’s action has thrown the educational future of these students into turmoil,” the brief asking for the “temporary stay” reads. The brief also notes that a previousContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Now that North Carolina lawmakers have finished their 2014-15 state budget plan, Becki Gray and Terry Stoops offer their analysis of the budget’s key provisions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Leading media attorney Mark Prak discusses some proposals from the Federal Communications Commission that are raising red flags for broadcasters, and you’llContinue Reading

State Budget Process has changed

Policy changes are frequently included in the budget, and this year was no different. One of the more important items was a modification to the way the state budget is created. Historically the state’s budget development began with a continuation budget, which is a series of estimates of the amounts necessary to continue the sameContinue Reading