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    Balls Instead of Halls

    posted September 22, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Yesterday, I saw a headline: “Cumberland County agrees to fund share of baseball stadium.”  I rolled my eyes, but I’d known this was coming and it was late in…
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    Raise the Age, Continued

    posted September 15, 2016 by Jon Guze
    As I reported in a previous Legal Update, last year Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice to evaluate…
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    African American boys need educational options

    posted September 12, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    It seems that politicians and the media can’t stop talking about teacher pay. The claim that the average teacher salary will reach $50,000 this year has been the subject of…
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    Natural consequences of high density city plans

    posted September 8, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    This week, the News & Observer ran a piece titled, “Self-storage developers eye prime real estate in Wake.”  My first thought was that this sounded like good news.  Developers…
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    Ban the Box?

    posted September 8, 2016 by Jon Guze
    In the past, standard employment application forms almost always included a question asking about the applicant’s criminal record. Recently, however, some employers have begun using forms that do not ask…
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    This is why people don’t trust governments

    posted August 31, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    The Henderson County website is currently displaying this lovely graphic on its homepage. Let’s start with things I like.  First, I’m a fan of charts and graphs.  I…
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    Enrollment Changes Have Consequences

    posted August 11, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final 2015-16 student counts for all district and charter schools.  I used Average Daily Membership (ADM) data to…

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