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Bill Seeks to Rein In Educational Bureaucracy

Bill Seeks to Rein In Educational Bureaucracy

The NC Senate has before it a bill to rein in a program that would collect and store intimate data about children in public schools, all while requiring parents to waive their right to be involved in discussions about their child's health.

Bad Bill of the Week: Central Planners Never Learn

Bad Bill of the Week: Central Planners Never Learn

The New Market Jobs Act is designed to encourage investments that would be too risky without the granting of political privilege in the form of a tax credit. The goal, of course, is to encourage more investment in low-income areas, just as federal policies in the last decade encouraged mortgage…

School Choice Event Resources

School Choice Event Resources

Access the academic study examining the relationship between school choice and a community's economic growth. Also available are the authors' presentations from the July 15 event.

Renewable Mandates Causing NC Energy Rates to Rise Faster than Regional, National Averages

Renewable Mandates Causing NC Energy Rates to Rise Faster than Regional, National Averages

Passage of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (REPS) in North Carolina in 2007 contributed to North Carolina’s electricity rates rising more than twice as rapidly as national and regional averages. An examination of the data shows that in the six years prior to 2007, North Carolina’s electricity rates rose far…

Von Spakovsky: How Sanctuary Policies Lead to Crime

Von Spakovsky: How Sanctuary Policies Lead to Crime

This article by Hans von Spakovsky on "sanctuary cities" is important because the NC legislature is considering a bill to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

Poll Reveals Voters’ Views on Education

Poll Reveals Voters’ Views on Education

A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows they are open to options for schools, assessment of students, and education funding.

 

CLF joins with Chowan residents concerned for property rights, safety

The Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) is advising a group of Chowan County residents who believe the county’s current ordinance regarding wind turbines does not adequately account for the health, safety, and property rights of county residents.

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Back Traditional Marriage

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Back Traditional Marriage

A recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters shows that, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, two-thirds of them still support traditional views of marriage.

How to Reform Testing (Part II)

How to Reform Testing (Part II)

In Part I, we discussed why parents, teachers and the public in general think schools do too much testing. After all, the average public school student will take 18 standardized tests and be engaged in 106 hours of state and federal testing before they graduate. It’s time to look at…

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