Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 191)

  • Procrustes hard at work concerning the Wake County school board

    He’s made their bed, and he has predetermined they are resegregationists. Facts don’t matter to Procrustes; ignoring or stretching is what he does. Inconvenient facts — such as neighborhood schools being an issue supported across race and class “divisions,” the high-handed antics of the previous majority having infuriated Wake…
    Jon Sanders, January 6, 2010
  • University of No Candor System is at it again

    Will they never learn? Why must NC State be subjected to another secret chancellor search, with various UNC functionaries saying this candidate’s list is the best ever, trust us? Have they earned that trust? The disgrace that was James Oblinger, who was the secret choice by a search committee…
    Jon Sanders, December 30, 2009
  • N&O ramps up innuendo campaign against Wake Co. school board

    Now two days running, the News & Observer has published stories with no apparent reason other than to create a perception against the school-board revolution in Wake County. Today’s scare-riffic “news” item starts off thus: Partisan storms surrounding the Wake County school board continued Monday, with Republican power…
    Jon Sanders, December 22, 2009
  • Rob Christensen is too passive-aggressive to say what he means

    So he’ll make implications and trust you to draw the “correct” conclusion. I just wonder what took him so long; his spin on the events was eminently predictable as his side has only one popgun in their li’l arsenal, and his fellow travelers have all weighed in…
    Jon Sanders, December 20, 2009
  • James Oblinger interview is public knowledge; UNC must be aghast

    To follow up on Donna’s post: Imagine it being public knowledge that there are four candidates vying for a top post in the UNC system, that the names of those candidates are public knowledge, and that forums on those candidates are open to the viewing public. The last time…
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2009
  • So what are poor families? Chopped liver?

    There’s a group missing in the AP’s article this morning on higher-education funding and folks afflicted by tight budgets. See if you can guess who they are. From “Lawmakers consider college aid as state, family budgets dip”: RALEIGH, N.C. — Families across North Carolina and state government felt the…
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2009
  • Wake NCAE president’s angry, disjointed message

    Terry Stoops first alerted me to this screed from Jennifer Lanane, president of the Wake chapter of the N.C. Association of Educators. Lanane, like many in the education establishment, is highly vexed about the Wake school board revolution at the polls last month. Credit her at least…
    Jon Sanders, November 12, 2009
  • When the power ‘speaks truth to power,’ expect Orwellian results

    President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, whose judgment has shown itself in her championing of Van Jones and other spectacular lost causes, here tries to explain to CNN why her administration is pursuing such a Chavezian vendetta against Fox News. In language sure to…
    Jon Sanders, October 28, 2009