Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

My Spin by Tom Campbell

How long will we continue to argue about school governance?

For more years than we can remember we've been arguing about who is in charge of our schools. It may be a difficult question but not impossible to resolve. Read More

8:33 a.m. Thursday






To seem rather than to be

For all the glossy brochures and websites promising something different and better many parents are waking to discover they've been sold a bill of goods when it comes to charters and vouchers.    Read More

by Rob Schofield   |   2:55 p.m. Wednesday






Impeach Congress, keep Trump

Republican National Committeewoman Dr. Ada Fisher, from Salisbury, says impeachment will limit the ability of the President to engage in policy discussions, negotiate trade discussions or other important duties of that office will hamstring him    Read More

by Ada Fisher   |   October 10, 2019

Lessons from Rufus

in his book, "That's Rufus," one of North Carolina's most colorful political figures talks about the dangers of hubris, using an example from his own life.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   October 10, 2019



The real problem with teacher pay

Of the $8.7 billion our state spends on k-12 education about 25% is spent on employee benefits and risings costs of these benefits makes it difficult to offer higher salaries.    Read More

by Bob Luebke   |   October 10, 2019









UNC System grads carry less debt

David Waugh, an intern with the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal writs that North Carolina is 37th in the nation in the amount of student debt. UNC System grads have less debt than their peers.    Read More

October 3, 2019