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  • Vastly different funeral director licensing means what, exactly, to bereaved consumers?

    How risky would be a funeral presided over by a lesser-licensed funeral director?
    Jon Sanders, September 25, 2018, 297 words
  • More WalletHub nonsense

    WTVD reports that “WalletHub ranks North Carolina as one of the worst states for teachers.”  As usual, North Carolina does not rank in the bottom five of any variable used to rank the “teacher-friendliness” of states (perhaps with the exception of teacher union strength), but it magically appears…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018, 165 words
  • CBC’s ridiculous teacher pay “editorial”

    Capitol Broadcasting Company, which is owned by multimillionaire backers of multiple left-wing advocacy organizations, decided to opine on teacher pay today.  It is a pretty amusing piece.  This passage, for example, is trying to make one point but actually makes another: First, average teacher pay – the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018, 366 words
  • LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke 027: Recovering from Hurricane Florence

    The newest Head Locke is out and you can listen to it here or download and subscribe on iTunes. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Florence dropped an estimated 8 trillion gallons of water across states in the Southeast. Counties in southeastern North Carolina, towns along the coast,…
    Anna Manning, September 25, 2018, 144 words
  • “Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate”

    That’s the title of a recent WSJ piece by Shelby Steele. Here are a few excerpts: How did the American left—conceived to bring more compassion and justice to the world—become so given to hate? It began in the 1960s, when America finally accepted that slavery and segregation…
    Jon Guze, September 25, 2018, 511 words
  • We’re losing the war on poverty. Professor Jacobs explained how at yesterday’s Shaftesbury talk.

    Professor Micheal Jacobs joined us yesterday for a fascinating report on how progressive initiatives are actually increasing poverty and hurting those who most need help.  This hour long video is well worth your time and guaranteed to make you think about how policies intended to help the poor are actually…
    Becki Gray, September 25, 2018, 52 words
  • Campaign literature?

    Teachers are crying foul over a request to distribute a school safety flier produced by Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and co-sponsored by a handful of public school advocacy organizations (that do not necessarily share Johnson’s vision for public schools).  What do you think?  Is this too political?…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018, 49 words
  • Big Labor betting big on Dems

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports on labor groups’ role in bankrolling Democrats’ election campaigns. Big Labor is dropping big money on the 2018 elections despite their own rhetoric about outside spending. Unions represent 12 of the top 25 largest outside spending organizations in the 2018…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2018, 217 words
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