Redistricting and the rural-urban divide

Redistricting and the rural-urban divide

The redistricting debate in North Carolina brings into stark focus the rural-urban divide in the state. In his defense of legislative districts that g...

September 22nd, 2017 |  


Are humanities still useful in a tech world?

Are humanities still useful in a tech world?

My wife is part of a shrinking group of people. She is low-tech! Yes, she has a smart phone and a tablet – complements of me – but she rel...

September 21st, 2017 |  


On Reform, Quicken the Pace

On Reform, Quicken the Pace

RALEIGH — The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose i...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Once more, NC lawmakers reject chance to create fair maps

Once more, NC lawmakers reject chance to create fair maps

This month, North Carolina lawmakers had a golden opportunity to adopt fair, nonpartisan standards for drawing new legislative voting districts. Inste...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Shortage of basic school supplies demonstrates legislature’s failure to invest

Shortage of basic school supplies demonstrates legislature’s failure to invest

It’s an exciting time of year for students, parents, and educators, alike, as everyone considers the vast potential for the year ahead. Undoubte...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Matthew recovery is state’s problem now

Matthew recovery is state’s problem now

While the nation focuses on Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, North Carolina still doesn’t have the money it needs to rebuild from Hurricane ...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Standing strong for public schools is best school choice

Standing strong for public schools is best school choice

The sounds of a new school year reverberate around the state—school bells signal the start of class, hall lockers slam, school bus stop arms cre...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Four Dates Carolinians Should Know

Four Dates Carolinians Should Know

RALEIGH — Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to ...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Internet deserts persist

Internet deserts persist

Shortly after online dating appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded. The caption, “On the Internet no one knows you’r...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low

Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low

The notion that elected officials often debate and even enact new laws based on a faulty understanding of what they are discussing and/or voting on is...

September 14th, 2017 |