Tag Archives: North Carolina

Rep. Foxx Is Dead Wrong on H.R. 5 (Update: So Is The Blaze)

Yesterday, Rep. Virginia Foxx penned an Op-Ed at Breitbart about H.R. 5, “The Student Success Act”. Her Op-Ed contains all the same talking points as other co-sponsors of this bill and she’s facing criticism for it on her Facebook page.

Many of the claims Rep. Foxx has made about the bill appear to be false and the main premise of the article was that the bill reduces the ‘federal footprint’ and that “The Student Success Act gets Washington out of the business of running schools.”

No, it doesn’t. In fact, it does the opposite. This bill does not ‘reduce Washington’s federal footprint’, it turns Washington into Bigfoot.

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North Carolina’s SBAC ‘Status’ Change

In case you missed it, at some point, North Carolina went from being a ‘Governing’ state to an ‘Affiliate’ state in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

When and why this happened depends on who you ask.

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NC Bill ” Magistrates Recusal of Civil Ceremonies.”

Arguably a reaction to North Carolina’s Amendment One being overturned?

“Magistrates Recusal of Civil Ceremonies.”

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#DM7 Article: Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation

This is a reposting of my weekly column at Da Tech Guy: Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation By A.P. Dillon Last week, I highlighted an article that appeared in the NY Times that called into question the fundamental right to homeschool. The NY … Continue reading

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1-16-15 NC Common Core Commission Meeting

Yesterday, the NC Common Core Commission, known as the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC), met. The meeting location was changed. The meeting was held in the State Board of Education board room at the Department of Public Instruction so the meeting could finally be live streamed. Apparently, the Department of Administration was unable to live stream.

I was at the meeting and tweeted throughout the meeting. You can see my tweet timeline in the Storify article, NC Common Core #ASRC Meeting – 1/16/15.

Meeting Highlights


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