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  • New podcast episode on the National Education Association’s teacher pay rankings

    In the latest podcast episode, Terry and Kory discuss the recent release of the National Education Association’s teacher pay rankings.  While always newsworthy, they examine the reliability of the rankings and consider the relationship between teacher pay, spending, and the quality of education in North Carolina. Interested in where North…
    Anna Manning, April 26, 2018, 76 words
  • Inconsistency Has Its Uses

    Unlike many of my colleagues, I’ve never been an admirer of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Not only were many of his opinions wrongly decided, even the ones that were right were often so poorly reasoned and incoherent and that they did more harm than good. For me, Holmes’ lack of logical…
    Jon Guze, April 26, 2018, 165 words
  • Greensboro parking deck insanity

    A while back I wrote a column for CJ about the political implications of parking decks in downtown Greensboro. Who knew parking decks –of all things—could create such political shockwaves? That was nothing compared to this week’s Gboro parking deck headlines. Let’s get the easy stuff out the…
    Sam Hieb, April 26, 2018, 480 words
  • Charter school deserts in North Carolina

    According to The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a charter school desert is “three or more contiguous census tracts that have poverty rates greater than 20 percent but that have no charter schools.”  And a new Fordham Institute report says that North Carolina has 14 of them. Nine charter deserts…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2018, 85 words
  • China benefits from American missteps in the Middle East

    Boris Ryvkin explains in a Federalist column why the world’s largest communist regime stands to benefit from American misadventures in the Middle East. The paralyzing and costly zigzags of American policy over the last couple of decades have opened doors for rivals to benefit at its expense. Chief…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2018, 234 words
  • No need for P.R. when the reporters do the work for you

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online highlights a new book that sheds more light on the left-of-center bias within mainstream media outlets. Anyone harboring suspicions that political reporters covering the 2016 campaigns might not have been entirely neutral has just received damning, indeed overwhelming, evidence from an unexpected…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2018, 284 words
  • Will Supreme Court make special anti-Trump law?

    David French of National Review Online places the debate over the Trump “travel ban” into proper constitutional perspective. … [T]he core issue will be stark and clear: Do laws mean what they say? Of all the thousands of pundits who have weighed in on the various iterations of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2018, 210 words
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb profiles the Democratic primary in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District for Carolina Journal Online. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal tackles school bullying.
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2018, 22 words
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