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‘What the Past Is For’

‘What the Past Is For’ By LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI The following speech was delivered in the Coolidge Auditorium on Nov. 5, 2003. Futurology, on my definition, is a very serious science whose subject is not only non-existent but necessarily non-existent: for … Continue reading

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Petition for State Board of Education

Support Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and stand with him in opposition to the newly proposed so-called “standards” for K-12 Social Studies that are divisive and destructive to our community. Click HERE to go to a petition page to make your … Continue reading

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Survey of teachers about new proposed Social Studies standards

The proposed new social standards by The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) were sent to teachers for their comments in a recent survey. Below is one question and a teacher’s response for a 4th grade standard that is supposed … Continue reading

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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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