WHERE WAS MERRITT? IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE

Remember when the UNC Board of Governors was taking incoming fire and insults from the radical left at UNC because the BOG wanted to close the lawsuit factory known as the Civil Rights Center at the UNC law school? Well, they were completely justified. A State Bar ruling that the UNC Law School’s Civil Rights Center isn’t authorized to practice … Read More

UNC, STATE BAR LOBBY AGAINST PEOPLE ‘S RIGHT TO VOTE ON JUDGES

The Daily Haymaker reports UNC’s $437,000 a year general counsel, who is also State Bar president, is ginning up opposition to allowing people to elect their judges every two years. So who is Mark Merritt? And why is he lobbying against electing judges every two years? Well, our taxpayer-paid, university lawyer and Bar president would have us believe he’s all … Read More

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 dictates. Venezuela once was rich. … Read More

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 Street Journal, just last week: … Read More

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 market and nothing about school … Read More

WAKE BUREAUCRATS FIGHT CLASS SIZE REDUCTION WITH SCARE

Hmm. Just as we hear about rape in the Wake County schools (after discipline was relaxed), up comes a threat to close year-round school unless we stuff more kids in a class. But Wake County has increased taxes time after time. Supposedly for schools. But now Wake bureaucrats say they can’t meet the lower class size in early grades of … Read More

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 going big on school choice? … Read More

A $3,500 INSULT?

When reading teachers who helped third graders make progress received a $3,500 bonus, the News & Observer called it insulting and bad. Gee. A $3,500 check wouldn’t insult us. And we can’t recall reading much about how teacher raises based on student achievement are improving education in Washington DC. The Carolina Partnership for Reform is here to present the other … Read More

COOPER’S SLICK FREEBIE

Channeling his inner Bernie Sanders, Roy Cooper wants to giveaway free community college tuition. Hmm. Maximum tuition is $2,400 a year. But we already have a federal tax credit of $2,500 for tuition and it’s refundable up to $1,000, which means you get a thousand dollar check even if you don’t owe any tax. So using that tax credit, few … Read More

KEEP KOOL-AID ON RULES COMMITTEE SHELF

Beware Greeks bearing gifts? No. They’re fine. Beware NCAE lobbying for passage of HB13. It’s spiked with Jim Jones style suicide Kool-Aid. The House passed HB13 allowing local school bureaucrats to evade the 1/16 – 1/17 class size reduction in the early grades reform-minded conservatives put into law two years ago that will take effect this fall. The bureaucrats would … Read More