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Moyers Program Rehashes Liberal Slogans

Jan. 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca today expressed his dismay over a one-sided and misleading video report released by Bill Moyers on his website, billmoyers.com, and scheduled to appear on a variety of television…

 

Business Group Pushing Common Core Hires Activist with Partisan History

Dec. 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099   Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A purportedly nonpartisan group formed to push business executives’ education agenda has hired a partisan activist once embroiled in groups that boycotted a North Carolina employer. BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation in…

 

‘Impartial Scholars’ Have an Agenda

Dec. 17, 2013 MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099         Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new article from the Civitas Institute, “Transparency and the Ivory Tower,” sheds light on the group  that recently described  Civitas’ request for public records from UNC Professor Gene Nichol as an “abuse of power” that…

 

Civitas Poll Looks at Views on Obama, McCrory

Dec. 17, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll provides insights on North Carolina’s political scene. NC Direction Fifty-seven percent of respondents think the state is headed on the wrong track; less than a third (31 percent) think it’s headed…

 

North Carolinians Remain Split over Common Core

Dec. 17, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Robert Luebke (919) 834-2099  Bob.Luebke@nccivitas.org RALEIGH — North Carolinians remain conflicted over Common Core Standards. That’s a major finding of a recent Civitas Poll which asked respondents questions about Common Core Standards and their impact. “Many North Carolinians are skeptical about Common…

 

Civitas’ De Luca: Academics’ Call for Secrecy Would Undermine Democracy in NC

Dec. 16, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca has released the following statement in response to the “open letter” sent to Gov. Pat McCrory and state budget director Art Pope. The letter is signed by nearly…

 

Civitas Poll: NC Opposes Voter ID Suit, ACA

Dec. 16, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute poll illuminates North Carolina voters’ attitudes about today’s most pressing issues. The survey of 600 registered North Carolina voters was done Dec. 4-8. The margin of error was plus-minus 4 percent.…

 

Civitas Chief Named to Ethics Commission

Nov. 20, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099   Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory, on the recommendation of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, has named Civitas President Francis X. De Luca to the State Ethics Commission. He fills the unexpired term of Leslie Merritt Jr., effective immediately.…

 

Civitas Releases October Poll Results Online

Nov. 12, 2013 MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute has released its October Poll Presentation. Its graphics illuminate NC voters’ views of crucial current leaders and issues, including: President Obama Gov. Pat McCrory Sen. Kay Hagan and possible Republican U.S. Senate candidates…

 

Civitas Chief Deplores Bank Group’s Endorsement of Common Core

Nov. 8, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca has expressed disappointment that the North Carolina Bankers Association passed a resolution supporting the North Carolina Common Core State Standards (CCSS). “It’s unfortunate that the Bankers Association is…

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