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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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Forced bussing hides failed curriculum, instruction. What succeeds?

Guest Opinion, By Lindalyn Kakadelis, Senior Consultant Wilmington, NC – School Superintendent Tim Markley’s “confidential,” memo laments his inability to raise scores of black students in schools with majority populations of minority and low-income students.  The only option left to him, … Continue reading

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DPI calculations reveal NC public charters better serve 12 of 13 student groups

Charters outscore in 12 of 13 demographic categories on state tests Newly released academic testing data from NC’s Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) reveal that NC’s public charter school students significantly outperform peers in traditional public schools in 12 of 13 … Continue reading

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HB242 Tightens SBE Scrutiny of Charter Schools – House should concur.

June 22, 2016 The Honorable Tim Moore, Speaker of the House The Honorable Larry D. Hall, Democrat Leader N.C. House of Representatives 16 W. Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601 Re: House Bill 242 Dear Speaker Moore and Representative Hall: Please … Continue reading

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