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The Smear Campaign Against Charters

The Smear Campaign Against Charters Far from being ‘resegregated,’ some of our schools are actually majority-minority—and that’s by parents’ free choice. By Baker A. Mitchell, WSJ|Opinion, Aug. 13, 2019 6:57 pm ET, Leland, NC    With a new school year ahead, the … Continue reading

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USA, be my Valentine!

A slightly belated Valentine to my true love – The USA. Fear and greed are natural instincts and do not need to be taught. However, the survival of our republic depends upon our loving our country, and the basis for this … Continue reading

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News Alert: Malaria Epidemic Boosts Economy

Some of you have asked, “So Professor World-Renowned Biocomputer Expert, what was the problem with the malaria study that got you a three-week trip to  the University of Buenos Aires Medical School – courtesy of the Pan American World Health Organization?”

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NY’s Free Medical School Tuition – Good, correct?

What has been the experience of others who have had tuition-free medical schools?  Indelible memories of a trip south may have predictive value. Buenos Aires, 1972 As Chief of Bioengineering for the University of Texas Cancer Research Center, Anderson Hospital … Continue reading

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Summary of NC Supreme Court on SBE Cases

I am posting this internal email by RBA’s Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Erik Root because I felt others would be interested in the one-two smack-down of the State Board of Education by the NC Supreme Court. – Baker Mitchell

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Durham Public Schools gains money even while charters grow:

  Government audits reveal win-win for education and choice Government audits[i] [ii] undisputedly prove that Durham Public Schools’ total revenue increased for its students in 2017 over 2016 despite a slight decrease in enrollment. Both revenue statements and balance sheet items support the … Continue reading

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MITCHELL: Nearer, my bank, to thee: state and local taxes must remain deductible

October 11, 2017 Baker A. Mitchell Opinion  From the North State Journal Online U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn walk after meeting with Republican law makers about tax reform on Capitol Hill in … Continue reading

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How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture

By  Patrick Deneen, February 2, 2016 My students are know-nothings. They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education … Continue reading

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Prepositions last? Why never.

The purpose of language is to convey ideas. Whether written or spoken, our use should maximize clarity.

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Let My People Go: Removing the Shackles of Academic Jim Crow

On Wednesday March 29, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, gave a thoughtful speech before the Brookings Institution.  She appropriately noted that, “parents know what is best for their kids. No parent should be denied the opportunity to send his … Continue reading

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