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SOCIALISM, SANDERS AND STARVATION

The polls say Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America. Sanders. The socialist. Meanwhile, the average Venezuelan has lost 19 pounds as people slowly starve amid a collapsing socialist economy. Yes – a socialist economy. A Bernie Sanders style economy where free markets and individual initiative are smothered by government control and bureaucratic […]

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ARIZONA GOES BIG ON SCHOOL CHOICE. WHERE IS N. C.?

We have been begging the reform majority to quit nibbling around the edges and go big on school choice, because the dug in public school bureaucracy will never tolerate change. Instead, they will always preserve the system and themselves. Arizona is a model. They just enacted universal choice with educational savings accounts. From the Wall […]

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VOTE BUYING IN RALEIGH

And here we thought the conservative majority was about reform. But up pops a $714 million, bipartisan monstrosity  in the House to give every teacher and every education bureaucrat and every state employee making less than a hundred grand a $2400 raise. Nothing about pay for performance or merit or differential pay based on the […]

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WHY NOT BREAK THE MOLD ON SCHOOL CHOICE?

We seriously doubt much is said about it in school today, but great military leaders turned stalemate with bold action. Washington crossing the Delaware. Grant running the guns at Vicksburg. MacArthur at Inchon. Today, education is stalemated. Legislators want reform. Bureaucrats don’t and they can always outlast a politician. So why not go bold by […]

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TEACHER RAISES? YES. BUT RAISE STANDARDS, TOO.

Roy Cooper wants another half billion dollars for teacher raises. Another double-digit raise: 10%. That probably polls well. But does the public really know what teachers really make? In the last three years, the Legislature’s reform majority raised teacher pay 15% to an average salary of nearly $50,000. Add another $16,400 in benefits – lifetime […]

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