Author Archives: bakeramitchell

Incident on the Maco Line

Joe worked all day with shovel in hand, Digging a hole on the back of our land. Behind our cabin so neat and tight, Now he carries her out and lays her low With trembling voice and words said slow … Continue reading

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Why Johnny Still Can’t Read

Why Johnny Still Can’t Read By BAKER A. MITCHELL JR.     October 10, 2020 6:30 AM Public schools are passing students who can’t read at any level — all to avoid blaming teachers, lawmakers, and bureaucrats.  Public schools from coast to coast are … Continue reading

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Teachers’ unions focus on politics rather than educating children

Teachers’ unions focus on politics rather than educating children The ‘can’t do’ attitude of unions gets in the way, while charter schools remain in crosshairs.

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Achieving the Shift to On-Line

Why Many Charter Schools Were Better Prepared for Covid-19 By Baker A. MitchellMay 29, 2020 “U.S. schools were not prepared for an overnight shift to virtual learning,” USA Today reported recently, a fact that became obvious to most parents as soon as schools … Continue reading

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Biden’s Dilemma

OPINION: Will Biden stand with black parents on charter schools or with the NEA? Continue reading

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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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