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NC Population estimates tell different stories for LEAs

NC Population estimates tell different stories for LEAs

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, April 9, 2014. Over the last few years there have been many comments about overcrowded K-12 classrooms and understaffed schools. Often observers tie these problems to North Carolina’s growing population in ways that suggest the need for more funding for public schools. From 2004-05 to 2013-14, North Carolina’s K-12 student […]

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NC has second largest increase in employment in March

NC has second largest increase in employment in March

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Emery Dalesio, News and Observer, April 18, 2014. North Carolina showed the country’s second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. North Carolina trailed only Florida as employers in 34 states increased nonfarm payrolls last […]

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The Great Debate

The Great Debate

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, April 18, 2014. I don’t blame Thom Tillis for refusing to attend one of the three televised GOP Senate primary debates. The only mystery is why he (or any candidate) is bothering with any of them. Many of us have idyllic notions of yesteryear’s Lincoln-Douglas debates. […]

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‘Alarming increase’ in teacher resignations

‘Alarming increase’ in teacher resignations

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, April 17, 2014. Teacher resignations have increased by an “alarming” 41 percent this school year, Wake County school leaders said Thursday, in a development they said makes it harder to keep high-quality educators in the classrooms working with students. School leaders said that 612 of Wake’s 9,000 teachers […]

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SPIN This Week – April 20

SPIN This Week – April 20

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss  Tax troubles, Teacher pay, McCrory’s Nix on Dix and our popular segment Tell us something we don’t know. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation and Doug Raymond, […]

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