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The legislature eliminated “career status,” or tenure, this year. A lawsuit is challenging the reform. What do you think?

  • Tenure supports mediocrity, while the new system will instead reward good performance. Don’t go back to the tenure system. (79%, 196 Votes)
  • Eliminating career status is an assault on teachers and the schools. Career status should be reinstated. (21%, 52 Votes)

Total Voters: 248

Start Date: December 17, 2013 @ 4:24 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Eight Democratic governors are claiming that most smog in their Northern states comes from North Carolina and eight other states. The governors want the EPA to clamp down on pollution here and in the

  • The Northern governors should take care of their own states. North Carolina has gone to great trouble and expense to clean up its air. (81%, 146 Votes)
  • The governors raise a valid question. North Carolina should reexamine air quality here and take steps to reduce smog even more. (19%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 181

Start Date: December 10, 2013 @ 5:08 PM
End Date: No Expiry

North Carolina tobacco farmers are complaining about federal government plans to reduce the final Tobacco Buyout Payment. The payment has been reduced by spending cuts mandated by the budget sequester

  • The federal government is awash in red ink. Spending has to be cut, even if it disappoints certain groups. (62%, 82 Votes)
  • Washington should restore the payments to the planned amount. A deal is a deal. (38%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

Start Date: December 3, 2013 @ 4:47 PM
End Date: No Expiry

More retailers are opening up on Thanksgiving Day. What do you think about this?

  • I don’t care for it. We need an interlude of calm before the holidays. (93%, 143 Votes)
  • It’s a good idea. I like to get my shopping done early. (7%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 154

Start Date: November 26, 2013 @ 4:28 PM
End Date: No Expiry

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is reportedly looking at renovating or replacing the Dean Smith Center. What should UNC do?

  • Nothing. The “Dean Dome” is a landmark that shouldn’t be tampered with. (57%, 74 Votes)
  • Renovate it. The Smith Center could be upgraded while maintaining tradition. (38%, 49 Votes)
  • Replace it. A brand-new facility would be the best way to continue the legacy. (5%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 130

Start Date: November 19, 2013 @ 3:56 PM
End Date: No Expiry