Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Rabon, Cobey & GOPe cronies come out of closet for Grange

Raleigh is making it clear who they want to succeed Rick Catlin in Wilmington-centered house district 20.  Our pal Lady Liberty has managed to get a copy of an invite to a fundraiser for Holly Grange, one of two Republicans seeking the seat.  It reads…

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#ncga: Anti-common-core warrior princess seeks to replace Apodaca in Senate

Folks in New Hanover County have Tammy Covil.  Out in the Asheville area, they’ve now got former county board of education member Lisa Baldwin.  Covil and Baldwin have each made names for themselves in their respective counties battling educrats AND Common Core.  Covil is an…

Posted in Congress Education Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers cheerleading for No Child Left Behind reauthorization

Tea Party and anti-Common Core activists are up in arms over the proposed Student Success Act (HR 5) under consideration in the Congress.  The legislation basically extends the life of the horrid No Child Left Behind albatross that George W. Bush blessed us with.  …

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#ncga: Common Core, coal ash commissions (and their price tags)

I’ve never been a big fan of study commissions organized by politicians. They are almost always easy ways out for politicians looking to avoid having to take a tough stand on a controversial issue.  They are great opportunities to appoint cronies, and allow them to…

Posted in Education Media NC legislature NC State Government

Allah Akbar, y’all!

JihadWatch, a site aimed at calling out Islamic extremists here and abroad, is highlighting a rather disturbing story out of Pitt County: “We discovered that the vocabulary lesson was taken directly from a state-adopted supplemental workbook published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.” This kind of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Jerry Tillman Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Chmn of state common core review commission — apppointed by Gov. Pat — is BIG FAN of Common Core

Ruh-roh.  State legislators organized a commission to review public school curriculum standards and make a recommendation to the state Board of Education and General Assembly.  This was seen by many Common Core opponents — like state senator Jerry Tillman — as a great way to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Jerry Tillman Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#NCGA: Tillman says Common Core deal VERY CLOSE

State senator Jerry Tillman, the majority whip and NCGA Republicans’ leading voice on education issues, says he is confident the House and Senate will have their differences ironed out within days.  Tillman sponsored — and ushered through his chamber — a bill he says repeals…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Media Moore County NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#NCGA: Tillman defends Senate bill from criticisms by Common Core opponents

Senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), that chamber’s majority whip and leading voice on education policy, has stepped up in defense of anti-Common Core legislation he shepherded through the Senate.  Tillman told us his commitment to killing off Common Core — and that of the Senate Republican…

Posted in campaign 2014 Education Jerry Tillman Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: A Common Core food fight?

Want to send blood pressure readings through the roof?  Mention those two magical C-words among a crowd of people and stand back to watch the ensuing fireworks.  Common Core is a federally-coordinated public education curriculum endorsed by the educrats, The US Chamber of Commerce, and…

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Edu-crats keep pumping out skulls-of-mush. Woe unto our state and nation.

It’s graduation season.  Public and private schools across the country are turning out freshly-indoctrinated young people into the workforce.  I had the chance to encounter one of these young people at a social gathering over the holiday weekend. I was chatting up an old friend…