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    CJ reports: Latest Civitas Poll shows likely voters concerned about environment, education spending

    Carolina Journal reports on the latest Civitas Poll results. Most North Carolina voters think the media has covered Robert Mueller’s investigation too much, but a majority also approve of Mueller’s performance as special counsel. The data comes from the latest Civitas Institute statewide survey. The conservative public policy…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    Schools unsure of cause of racial achievement gap

    In “Schools defend work to close racial achievement gap, unsure of cause,” Carolina Public Press reporter Imari Scarbrough examines the wide achievement gaps between students who attend public schools in Asheville.  She writes, As Asheville City Schools wrestle with one of the largest racial…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2019
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    2019-21 House Budget: Appropriations and Availability

    You can read our Spotlight on the House Budget or, if you prefer tables and graphs, we have them below First, we compare appropriations and availability in the House budget with Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget. When we treat debt service similarly, we see the governor would have spent $600 million…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of N.C. public school teachers walked off the job May 1 for a union march and rally in Raleigh. Terry Stoops analyzes the impact of that union rally for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti dissects the N.C. House’s budget proposal. N.C. State…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    WRAL’s deceptive headline

    No one who read the headline below would know that the story primarily is about two virtual charter schools and a handful of annual charter renewal candidates, rather than charter schools generally.
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative debate over expanding school choice. John Trump’s Daily Journal pans recycled arguments against alcohol regulation reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Teacher: Where is my free Chick-fil-a sandwich?

    This post is referring to Teacher Appreciation Day giveaways.           It looks like N.C. Teachers United is tackling big issues these days.
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2019
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    Scaling up charter schools

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights information that should interest those who have watched North Carolina’s recent growth in charter school enrollment. Boston’s charter school system continued to prove effective at raising test scores and college entrance rates even after doubling the number of students…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019