Category: Columns

Time to vote – How much time is enough?

Early voting voter ID

by Susan Myrick Raleigh, NC – After the progressive Left in North Carolina prevailed in their lawsuit against the State of North Carolina in regards to election reforms passed in 2013, you probably thought the battle over voting is finished.…

School choice is social justice

school choice

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education. My charge was to address the intersection of education policy and advocacy.…

UNC: Saying ‘Christmas vacation’ a microaggression

Merry Christmas is NOT a micro aggression

Chapel Hill, NC – At the University of North Carolina, it’s not just the students walking on politically correct eggshells. Guidelines issued on the university’s Employee Forum aim to help staff avoid microaggressions in their interactions by cautioning against offensive…

It’s 3:05 am on Thursday

coyote howling

By Lisa Lavallee Chatham County, NC – It’s 3:05 am on Thursday. I woke up with a thirst from having spent the previous day working (sweating) in the garden. The house was warm, almost 80 degrees, due to the fact…

Bad Bill of the Week: Raiding school choice funds

opportunity scholarships

by Brian Balfour Raleigh, NC – North Carolina families are hungry for school choice. To wit: the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program has had more than 15,000 eligible applicants since its inception just two years ago. But only about 5,000 total…