NC Constitution

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    The fight for workers’ rights in NC has been hard won

    On March 18th, North Carolina celebrated 74 years of critical workers’ rights laws. Among other things, these laws protect North Carolinians from forced union membership. Unions are oftentimes shamelessly political, and protecting workers from being required to pay dues into a union that will donate to politicians they disagree with is a…
    Brooke Medina, March 26, 2021
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    Collusive Settlements: How Friendly ‘Opponents’ Team Up To Overturn Laws

    “Legislators, regardless of party, have an interest in making sure that the laws they pass are not dismantled through collusive lawsuit settlements between executive agencies and like-minded litigants.” From Andy Jackson’s Jan. 19 analysis of election integrity in North Carolina You may not even…
    Donna Martinez, January 20, 2021
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    What’s the Education Governance Lawsuit All About?

    The lawsuit pits North Carolina’s superintendent of public instruction against the State Board of Education. John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions during the July 2, 2017, edition of “N.C. Spin.” Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, July 5, 2017
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    NC Constitution and SBE appointments

    According to a recent article about the failure of the General Assembly to approve Governor Perdue’s appointments to the State Board of Education, …ignoring the appointments for more than a year runs counter to what the state Constitution intends and how the state should be run, said Phil Kirk,…
    Terry Stoops, June 13, 2012
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    Pre-K op-ed published three weeks late

    Today, the Charlotte Observer published an opinion piece by State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison and N.C. Partnership for Children Chairman Olson Huff. The title of the op-ed,  “Legislators: Time to put your money where your mouth is,” is interesting for a few reasons.  Let’s imagine that the…
    Terry Stoops, June 15, 2011