Balanced Debate For The Old North State.
No Bunny loves you like NC SPIN this Easter. This week's program provides eggsactly the balanced debate you want on several important education topics, including the teacher shortage in our state and what can be done to put more teachers in our classrooms. We ask our panel to comment on the upcoming teacher rally to be held in Raleigh on May 1st and why the legislature dislikes NCAE. Next we move to the special elections that are coming in the 3rd and 9th Congressional districts and look at early voting, which candidates are gaining traction and our predictions on voter turnout. And, as always we ask the panel to tell us something we don't know. Our panel this week consists of Becki Gray, VP for the John Locke Foundation; former Senator and former chair of the State Board of Education, Howard Lee; columnist and author John Hood; and Chris Fitzsimon, Director of The Newsroom. Please join this special Easter edition of NC SPIN.
My Spin by Tom Campbell
Lindsay Marchello writes in Carolina Journal that 0pinions are mixed about the planned teacher rally on May 1. Read More
The latest survey by the Elon University Poll conducted March 30-April 1, 2019, asked residents to weigh on a range of potential risks, asking them to say how unsafe each made them feel. Read More
Jessica Stanford of Carolina Demography writes that a college degree is associated with several positive life outcomes, ranging from greater financial security to better health. However, over the past decade, returns on postsecondary degrees have diminished both nationwide and in North Carolina. Read More
If there is one single debate that captures the essence of the ideological divide it would be the battle over tax policy Read More
David Larsen, North State Journal writes that a proposal to halt Treasurer Follwell's plan for cost savings passed the House, not likely in Senate Read More
by Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography Read More
The April 9 release of the latest High Point University poll shows some interesting trends among North Carolinians. Read More
Despite a judge's ruling that detainer requests from ICE aren't arrest warrants our legislature is determined to force compliance Read More
College meal plans can help students avoid buying groceries and cooking for themselves—but they can also cost thousands of dollars each semester. In the University of North Carolina system, some... Read More
This has been another remarkable week in North Carolina. Once again, a dark cloud of corruption has descended upon and enveloped the state’s politics as federal prosecutors unsealed an extraordinary... Read More
The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is hard at work promoting their teacher walkout for May Day. The May 1 (May Day) date, often referred to as Workers’ Day, is linked to socialist... Read More
Carolina Journal reports on bills designed to decrease government’s role in rural broadband: North Carolina for many years has been a battleground over government-backed broadband services. The... Read More
As Democratic presidential hopefuls announce their candidacies, it’s clear that climate change will continue to make headlines. But a story that isn’t receiving much ink is how a law designed to... Read More