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    Racial and Economic Diversity in North Carolina’s Schools

    In their new study, “Racial and Economic Diversity in North Carolina’s Schools: An Update,”  Charles Clotfelter, Helen Ladd, and Jacob Vigdor of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University examine the racial and socioeconomic mix of students within districts, schools, and classrooms in North Carolina. Here is…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2013
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    Segregation double standard?

    My friends at the Independent Weekly recently published a three part examination of charter schools in North Carolina.  There is not much to say about it.  The piece simply provides a narrative for the standard Democratic talking points, including the requisite reference to Art Pope. One of those talking…
    Terry Stoops, February 14, 2012
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    DA Letter Criticizes Perdue and Captures Problems with the Racial Justice Act

    Rick Shaffer, who is a Democratic district attorney, resigned from Governor Perdue’s Crime Commission.  His resignation is based on the Governor’s veto of the bill (SB 9) that would have effectively repealed the Racial Justice Act. The letter is very illuminating. Regarding whether the Racial Justice Act…
    Daren Bakst, December 21, 2011
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    Racial Justice Act: Moratorium and Unintended Consequences

    The North Carolina Racial Justice Act allows those on death row or facing the death penalty to challenge the decision to seek or impose the death penalty. To win this challenge, the defendant or death row inmate must demonstrate that race was a significant factor in the decision.  Here’s…
    Daren Bakst, December 20, 2011
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    Cape Fear HS shooting: More questions than answers

    We still do not know why a Cape Fear High School student shot Catilyn Abercrombie.  Fayetteville Observer editors outline a number of possible explanations, Was 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie shot on purpose? Was the shooting, whether intentional or accidental, gang-related? How did a weapon go unnoticed? How could a school…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011