Category Archives: Guest Posts

Buncombe Dept. of Social Services: Baby Brokers in Child Adoption Market

Buncombe Dept. of Social Services: Baby Brokers in Child Adoption Market
By Lisa Baldwin

Buncombe’s Department of Social Services (DSS) is riddled with heart-wrenching problems related to child placement.

After a federal review of Children’s Protective Services cases in Buncombe and ten other North Carolina counties, the state was fined $1.7 million. An “improvement plan” will be put into place but not before multiple families are torn apart. Continue reading

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E-Learning Academies Target Homeschool Students for Profit

E-Learning Academies Target Homeschool Students for Profit

by Tammy J. Covil

As public school systems across the country lose funding due to steady declines in enrollment by parents choosing alternative education options, public school administrators have begun devising clever programs designed to coerce them back into the system.

Earlier this month, an article in the Lexington Herald Leader outlined one such program. The Wayne County public school system is attempting to connect with homeschool students through online courses in exchange for enrollment into the school system. Continue reading

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Parents, Have You Heard About House Bill 847? – #NCed #NCGA

Parents, have you heard about House Bill 847?

This bill is very important and will be a platform for extending and solidifying Parental Rights in North Carolina. This bill has my support and I hope it will have yours as well.

With the permission of Brenda Brown, NC coordinator for ParentalRights.org, I have the letter below to share with you. Continue reading

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Article: New Level of Overreach: Government Report Recommends Schools Conduct “Home Visits”

The theme of government overreach is a familiar one, but not one that the average person really thinks about when it comes to education.

The levels of intrusion and overreach being exhibited by the US Dept. of Education have been increasing ever since it’s inception. However, that overreach has accelerated at an alarming rate in the last seven years.

Extensive data collection, expansion of big brother style programs, monitoring and tracking of student behaviors and the use of lawsuits to force compliance of social justice issues under the guise of Title IX are just a few of the ways the U.S. Dept. of Education has usurped authority and dictated outcomes for the states.

An article written by Kim Fink of Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association on these very issues caught my eye recently.

I’ve been given permission to repost the whole thing here on the blog. See below.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Marco Rubio fails to Walk the Talk

The following article is a Guest Post submitted by a North Carolinian wishing to remain anonymous.

Marco Rubio fails to Walk the Talk
Listen carefully to what Marco Rubio says. More importantly, watch what he does and note his inactions.

Marco Rubio fails to use his Senate job to carry the torch for liberty. He could stand and fight the status quo; instead he campaigns. Let’s take a look at the Omnibus Bill which was rammed through at the last-minute before Christmas. Rubio said he would have voted against it.

Do you really believe him?

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