(8.02.12) Education Spending Debate Requires Context
Arguments about “devastation” and “destruction” of North Carolina’s public schools ignore the facts.
(6.14.12) The Return Of Forced Busing?
The Left continues to see busing as a remedy for flagging minority student achievement.
(5.04.12) The Rodney Dangerfield of State Government?
Like the late comedian, the state superintendent of public instruction gets little respect.
(4.26.12) Education: A National Security Concern
Failing public schools pose a greater risk than you might expect.
(4.11.12) Money for Schools and Votes for Fools
The level of spending on public education has little meaning unless it is coupled with an emphasis on desirable and measurable student performanance.
(2.02.12) The Government and Childhood Obesity
Stricter laws and government regulations fail to reduce the caloric intake of students. It's more important for parents to live healthy lifestyles and pass those habits along to their children.
(11.21.11) Remembering the Forgotten Half
Gov. Bev Perdue and Republican legislative leaders are focusing on high school graduates who aren't bound for a four-year degree. It's about time.
(10.28.11) New Standards, Familiar Problems
North Carolina soon will be forced to deal with new — but not improved — academic benchmarks.
(9.29.11) Politics Vs. Facts In Jobs Debate
The state Department of Public Instruction produced a sloppy, politically motivated report designed to manufacture headlines and mislead the public, rather than provide insight into the complex issue of public sector employment.
(6.03.11) Teacher Layoffs? Blame Obama
Federal education bureaucrats urged N.C. school systems to use one-time stimulus money for ongoing teacher expenses.