Founding Principles Act

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    NC House should keep testing, Founding Principles reviews

    I’m reviewing proposed special provisions associated with H.B. 97, 2015 Appropriations Act (pdf). The House Appropriations Committee on Education recommendation is to strike the following  language currently in Chapter 115C-105.35 of the NC General Statutes. During the 2004-2005 school year and at least every five years…
    Terry Stoops, May 15, 2015
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    The Kochs (!!!) are so powerful that even Democrats are under their control

    Wait, what? The News & Observer warns that Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson and her staff are working with the Bill of Rights Institute, an organization partially funded by Koch (!!!) family philanthropies, to develop instructional materials that help high school social studies teachers meet the requirements…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2014
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    Curriculum matters

    An editorial in today’s Charlotte Observer makes the case for including civil rights history in the North Carolina public school curriculum.  Here is the first paragraph: When N.C. lawmakers were pushing through a bill this year to mandate the teaching of pre-1877 history, specifically about the Founding Fathers and…
    Terry Stoops, October 4, 2011