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  • Draft report: Teacher attrition slightly lower in 2020

    From the Annual Report on The State of the Teaching Profession draft report: The calculations show that out of the 94,410 teachers employed during the 2019-2020 school year, 7,111 teachers were reported as attrition (i.e., no longer working in a North Carolina public school in the 2019-20 school year),…
    Terry Stoops, November 30, 2020, 136 words
  • Snoops and Stoops

    Terry Stoops, November 30, 2020, 1 words
  • Martin Center column questions UNC spending on diversity training

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center asks why the University of North Carolina spends money on diversity training that doesn’t appear to work. Higher ed leaders love committees and training sessions. The technocratic mind that rules campus sees a problem and usually decides that the solution is more resources…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020, 312 words
  • A ‘dire warning’ for Democrats

    Thomas Beaumont of the Associated Press discerns one message from the 2020 election. Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month’s presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote. That’s not because voters there are…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020, 298 words
  • Trump and the burden of proof

    Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker ponders President Trump’s approach to accusations of election fraud. On Friday, President Trump tweeted something important. He asserted that Biden must prove that his votes did not result from fraud. People scoffed, but as a practical matter, Trump is correct. Most people…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020, 299 words
  • Kerry’s climate job scrutinized

    Lisa Schiffren writes at the Pipeline about John Kerry’s latest opportunity to hurt American interests while drawing a taxpayer paycheck. Suppose you are a man with a long history of personal mediocrity in important positions. You aren’t quite as publicly toxic as, say, Hillary Clinton. But no one…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020, 300 words
  • Martin Center column depicts university pandemic power grab

    Neetu Arnold writes for the Martin Center about some university administrators’ dubious response to COVID-19. Universities’ profligate spending habits have caught up with them after substantial losses in student enrollments due to COVID-19. As undergraduate enrollment fell by 4.4 percent and students had fewer “on-campus experiences,” universities desperately began…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2020, 314 words
  • Martin Center column details dangerous politicization of college campuses

    Joel Gardner writes for the Martin Center about more evidence of the negative role of politics on a high-profile college campus. It is no secret that our colleges and universities have witnessed a sea change in campus culture over the past two decades. Political correctness has run rampant. High-profile…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2020, 334 words
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