Category: Columns

Creation of Equity Executive Director position costs Chatham County Schools handsomely

By Bea Wunston Pittsboro, NC – Last year, Chatham County Schools instituted a new district-level director position, to be known as the “Equity Executive Director.” On June 7, 2021, the Chatham County Board of Education approved the creation of this…

Chatham County Schools mandates Critical Race Theory training

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By Bea Wunston Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Schools recently implemented a required 2-day “white privilege” training for senior administrators, and a mandatory 2.5 hour equity training for all teachers and counselors. Compulsory racially-focused training takes center stage, under the…

Surge in violence demands attention

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – While North Carolina continues to outperform the rest of the country on a range of economic and social indicators, its leaders can’t afford to overlook a flashing red light on the state’s dashboard: violent…

Government is the scourge of diabetics, not their savior

By Michael F. Cannon  Congressional Republicans have defeated a proposal by congressional Democrats to mandate that private insurance companies cap out‐​of‐​pocket spending on insulin by their enrollees at $35 per month. Republicans were right to do so. Government is already driving…

Roy Cooper defends racial discrimination

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Because I am an inveterate optimist who likes to think the best of other folks, I’m going to assume for the sake of the following argument that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and former…