COVID-19 (page 9)

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    Teachers’ unions block plans to reopen schools

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights union efforts nationwide to stifle the reopening of public schools. Teachers’ unions across the United States are resisting a push from the Trump administration and House Republicans to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, instead opting for remote learning that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Uncertainty about N.C. school plans could lead parents to alternatives

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Gov. Roy Cooper’s indecisive approach to reopening N.C. schools could affect school choice. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at and
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2020
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    COVID hospitalizations in context

    At 1,034 hospitalizations, we're about one-twelfth of the best-case scenario hospitalizations projected now. Taken in context, this scary number is good news, not bad.
    Jon Sanders, July 9, 2020
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    North Carolina teachers are calling for a strike

    Once again, some North Carolina teachers are calling for a strike.  Will the N.C. Association of Educators indulge their fantasy?…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2020
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    Here’s What’s Up With N.C. Bowling Alleys

    On Tuesday, July 7, N.C. Business Court Judge James Gale issued a preliminary injunction that would allow for the reopening of bowling alleys across the state. Carolina Journal’s John Trump reports: Cooper on June 25 extended his moratorium on bars and gyms for three more weeks. Businesses such as restaurants…
    Brenee Goforth, July 9, 2020
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    Public school educator: Schools embracing liberal, progressive, and Marxist ideas

    Below is a letter I received from a public school educator in North Carolina.  He is one of many conservative teachers who worry about the trajectory of public education in the state. Dear Friends and Fellow Educators, I am an educator and school counselor in NC. I am also a…
    Terry Stoops, July 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper continuing to block Republican-led legislation during the COVID-19 crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should avoid policies that keep workers sidelined.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2020
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    Graphing COVID: Deaths and known cases

    We're testing more, we're finding more cases, and we're finding more asymptomatic and barely symptomatic cases, so therefore we're witnessing a falling proportion of cases that are deadly. As of today, the average deaths per day is half of where it was on June 2.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2020