Category Archives: Politics

H344 – Credit Where Credit is Due!

Raleigh – The House has a solid WIN-WIN-WIN in H344. The winners are our state’s disabled children, our state’s disabled treasury, and the State Board of Education (SBE). The children win because their parents become eligible to receive a tax … Continue reading

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“Is that really rain?”

 Raleigh – April 17, 2011 Background:  On March 1, SB8 version 8 lifting the cap on charter schools was passed by the Senate and sent over to the House for their approval.  After six weeks of wrangling in the House, … Continue reading

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Clueless Caucus Crushes Charters

Raleigh – 4/7/11   In a breathtaking fit of silly nonsense worthy of Monty Python, the NC Republican house caucus passed a committee substitute charter bill that bore little resemblance to the Senate bill that was sent to it a week … Continue reading

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170 Elected Reps Bow to 11 Appointees

Some legislators wanted to enact a law that would make charter schools independent of the State Board of Education (SBE).  After all, that was the reason for charter schools in the first place…North Carolina’s K-12 education system under the SBE has been … Continue reading

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New Charter Bill Chokes Creativity. Skips Risk?

The original 1-page Senate Bill 8 to eliminate the cap on charter has morphed through about 11 revisions into a 20+ page substitute bill submitted to the house finance committee on 4/6/2011.  It  is a disaster for aspiring applicants, caring communities, and … Continue reading

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Holder Hosts Commie Quote, Foregoes Flag

Although this happened back in mid-2010, I just heard about it.  From a recently received email…. U.S. Department of Justice ditches the red, white, and blue stars and stripes. Obama’s Eric Holder changed the U.S. Department of Justice web site. Gone … Continue reading

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NCCAT: Nice but Necessary?

For 2010-2011, NCCAT is costing nearly $7,000,000 for its 95 employees and to operate its two resorts.  The New Bern resort accomodates about 23 people and the mountain resort holds about 45. “NCCAT holds programming in two of North Carolina’s most beautiful locations, … Continue reading

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