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In Part 1, we looked at Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) enrollment as an indicator of the growing gap between the educational options now available at the traditional public schools and the options parents actually want for their children
What IS a Republican? Is it merely someone who marks an 'R' on their voter registration card? Is it someone who seeks to protect the common people from the excesses of government bureaucracy?
The Radio Committee will hold a meeting on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Administrative Board Room at 121 W. 3rd Street, Washington. The public is welcome to attend.
It's come out that at least one of the San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to partaking in the slaughter of those innocent people at the county building.
The Democrats' victory, and Republican Ryan's defeat, was garishly displayed when his omnibus got more Democratic votes in the House and in the Senate than it got Republican votes.
Don't you just love it when politicians who know NOTHING about a subject try to lecture people who DO KNOW something about a subject? Law enforcement and military folks get more than their fair share of it. And so do businesspeople.
A key Senate Republican is looking into whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed classified information during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.
The state Senate's big kahuna went in front of the biggest, most-prominent Common Core-loving, spend-more-and-more-and-more money crowd and told them a few things I am SURE they didn't want to hear.
Consider these real-life scenarios: An Arizona family is told their 6-year-old son, Ryan, has symptoms on the autism spectrum. Doctors say he will need 20-40 hours per week of individual therapies. Ryan's parents can't afford that. What can they do?
Wake County Public Schools are growing at a slower rate than expected, and the reasons for this trend illuminate the growing gap between what the traditional public schools offer and what many parents want for their children.
Every two years, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administers rigorous math and reading tests to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students from each state and Washington, D.C. NAEP occasionally administers assessments covering other subjects, grade-levels...
Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released student performance data for all schools and school districts in the state. The release included school performance grades, end-of-course and end-of-grade achievement level results, school accountability growth data, the 4-year and...
Last week, the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the state's annual teacher turnover report. The overall turnover rate for the 2014-2015 school year climbed to 14.84 percent, a 0.7 percent increase from a year prior. The release of the report generated extensive media coverage, a...
The truth is that education school enrollment is dropping nationwide. According to the latest Title II reports published by the U.S. Department of Education, there was a 30 percent drop in education school enrollment between the 2008-09 and 2012-13 school years. Nearly 110,000 fewer students...
Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014, a report that assembles data from a variety of sources to assess the relative safety of public schools in each state.
In the last two years, academics and scholars of public policy have identified North Carolina as a state with an overly complex criminal code that can ensnare small businesses, farmers, and individuals who unknowingly fail to comply with regulatory rules. In 2014, Professor Jeff Welty of the...
The North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission published their draft Report of Findings and Recommendations (PDF). The commission will vote on the report later today and deliver it to the NC State Board of Education for their consideration.
Back in March of this year the Beaufort County Republican Party Executive Committee voted to recommend for appointment to the Board of Elections Dr Delma Blinson.
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement after Ken Spaulding filed for the North Carolina Governor's race.
As the filing period for 2016 elections officially closed, the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) will field an impressive slate of candidates across the state to continue the record of economic success and oppose the Obama-Clinton-Cooper agenda.
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement from Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry...
Over the next 12 months, expect to hear a great deal about the "Carolina Comeback." It will be the reelection theme for Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders.
It's fair to say that America has not had a true majority party since about 1968
Obamacare's failing co-ops (consumer-operated and oriented health plans) simply reinforce the fact that government intervention in health care creates all sorts of problems.
However complicated you want to try to make it, the concept of free speech does not contain the right to shut other people up. Unfortunately, there is an entire movement of political activists right now who would not only disagree with my assertion but would seek to keep me from saying...
Ben Carson, a political neophyte, and former neurosurgeon, is proved to frighten hardened liberals, but the immutable question remains: Why?
Congressional Republicans say they are short of the votes for raising the debt limit and avoiding a first-ever government default. With barely a week before deadline, there's no plan on what to do.
Did you hear that 15 percent of North Carolina's public schoolteachers left the profession last year, and that conditions are so bad that teachers are leaving our state in droves to teach somewhere else?
As news spread about rumors of NCGOP officials discussing the validity of Donald Trump's candidacy in NC, it is critical to clarify fact from rumor.
In a campaign email last week, Attorney General Roy Cooper made it clear he wants to engage in a public debate about policy. But while the attorney general and Democrat candidate for governor made his support for Obamacare clear.
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