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    Candidates and Public Charter Schools, Part 2: Superintendent of Public Instruction

    posted October 7, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Jen Mangrum made it clear that doing "what's best for all our kids" includes slashing the number of charter schools. During the forum, Mangrum reiterated her longstanding belief that charter schools are taking funds from traditional public schools. Her preferred remedy is reinstating a cap on the number of charters.
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    Candidates and Public Charter Schools, Part 1: General Assembly and Council of State

    posted October 6, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The future of public charter schools in North Carolina may depend on who controls the General Assembly and occupies Council of State offices. If you are a charter school parent like me or simply want to ensure that all families have plentiful educational options, it is critical that you consider candidates’ views of charter schools.
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    Why don’t conservatives talk about race?

    posted July 16, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    In his 2015 book The Conservative Heart, Arthur Brooks argued that conservatives should explain their good intentions and offer policy proposals that would demonstrate them. His suggestions were good…
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    Civil society properly understood

    posted February 4, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    There are two fundamentally different conceptions of civil society. One sees people acting with their families and neighbors to help one another. Civil society is voluntary cooperation with regard to…
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    Trust, Government, and the Primacy of Traditional Institutions

    posted May 30, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    As the North Carolina Constitution states, “A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty.” It is important though not to let the smell…
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    Should Conservatives Embrace Big Government?

    posted March 19, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Echoing Bill Clinton’s declaration in his 1996 State of the Union address that “the era of big government is over,” Ross Douthat now sees conservatives justifying government interventions…

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