Media (page 132)

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    NEA: NC is 42nd (not 49th) in per pupil spending

    I have spent months countering the “49th in the nation myth,” a talking point manufactured by public school advocacy groups to attack the budget approved by the NC General Assembly last year.  At long last, the National Education Association (NEA) has released Rankings of the States 2011 and…
    Terry Stoops, February 21, 2012
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    Liberal legal icon might drop Obama over Media Matters?

    Harvard law professor and liberal icon Alan Dershowitz has signaled he might not cast a vote this year for President Obama unless the president distances himself from Media Matters. Commentary‘s “Contentions” blog has details and quotes from a Dershowitz radio interview: Let’s have a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2012
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    The teacher compensation debate

    This week, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) decided to write a critique my 2009 report on teacher compensation. I appreciate any and all responses to my research, particularly those that take three years to formulate.  (BTW, that’s a joke.)  However, I am not going to waste my…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2012
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    Julian Simon’s “The Ultimate Resource”

    “Quotation of the Day” from Cafe Hayek: … is from page 126 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 book Hoodwinking the Nation: The more competition in the news marketplace the better.  The greater the number of firms competing, the more it will be profitable for at least a few…
    Michael Sanera, February 15, 2012
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    Resident, President

    The following is a memo from teachers at Tipps Elementary School in Houston, TX (courtesy of The Blaze): Attached is a chant about President Barack Obama.  All Kindergarteners will be required to learn the chant for the Black History program.  Please write how many you will need.  Keep one…
    Terry Stoops, February 14, 2012
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    Rush knows the ‘chicken nugget’ story is crazy

    Rush Limbaugh‘s national radio audience had a chance this afternoon to hear the results of Sara Burrows’ reporting: RUSH: This is from Rayford [sic], North Carolina. Carolina Journal. I’m gonna read it to you exactly as it printed out here. “A preschooler at West…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2012
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    DNC 2012: The People’s Convention

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon assesses the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Democrats are billing the upcoming Democratic National Committee’s annual convention as a “People’s Convention,” funded by “the people.” At President Obama’s request, the host committee in Charlotte—which must raise $36.6 million to pay…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2012