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    Draft report: Teacher attrition slightly lower in 2020

    From the Annual Report on The State of the Teaching Profession draft report: The calculations show that out of the 94,410 teachers employed during the 2019-2020 school year, 7,111 teachers were reported as attrition (i.e., no longer working in a North Carolina public school in the 2019-20 school year),…
    Terry Stoops, November 30, 2020
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    Snoops and Stoops

    Terry Stoops, November 30, 2020
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    Martin Center column questions UNC spending on diversity training

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center asks why the University of North Carolina spends money on diversity training that doesn’t appear to work. Higher ed leaders love committees and training sessions. The technocratic mind that rules campus sees a problem and usually decides that the solution is more resources…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020
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    Bar owner borrows from leftists to keep his doors open

    Bronson Stocking highlights at TownHall.com one pub owner’s response to COVID-19 lockdowns. It mimics a successful left-wing political tactic. A clever bar owner in New York City is borrowing a tactic from left-wing anarchists in an ongoing spat with the government over coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The pub, located…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020
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    Whole Foods CEO highlights dangers of socialism

    Nicholas Ballasy writes at JustTheNews.com about a warning from the head of Whole Foods. Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey argues that socialism is a failed system that “impoverishes everything.” Referring to the criticism of “trickle down economics,” Mackey said socialism means “trickle up poverty.” “We have…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020
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    A ‘dire warning’ for Democrats

    Thomas Beaumont of the Associated Press discerns one message from the 2020 election. Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month’s presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote. That’s not because voters there are…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020
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    Trump and the burden of proof

    Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker ponders President Trump’s approach to accusations of election fraud. On Friday, President Trump tweeted something important. He asserted that Biden must prove that his votes did not result from fraud. People scoffed, but as a practical matter, Trump is correct. Most people…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020
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    Kerry’s climate job scrutinized

    Lisa Schiffren writes at the Pipeline about John Kerry’s latest opportunity to hurt American interests while drawing a taxpayer paycheck. Suppose you are a man with a long history of personal mediocrity in important positions. You aren’t quite as publicly toxic as, say, Hillary Clinton. But no one…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2020