Tag Archives: Buncombe County

Liberal UNC Asheville Prof Busted Stealing Signs

Crazy season is upon us. A UNC Asheville ‘women’s studies’ English professor was busted stealing political signs last week.  Continue reading

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Buncombe Parents Concerned About Education, Common Core, Here’s Your Candidate – #ncpol

As I wrote back in December, parents concerned about education have some great choices for the NC General Assembly this election cycle.

One of those choices is Lisa Baldwin in Buncombe county. Baldwin is running for Sen. Tom Apodaca’s seat, who announced he is not seeking reelection.

Here is Baldwin’s official Press release:

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Guest Post: Buncombe County Schools, STEM and Food Labs

The following is a guest post of a Facebook comment by Mark Cates of Buncombe county. Mr. Cates has given his permission for his comment to be re-posted on this site.

Buncombe County schools has a massively expensive ‘Food lab renovation’ on the table.

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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‘Kite Runner’ Concerns Fall On Deaf Ears In Buncombe

You can’t say that Lisa Baldwin hasn’t fought the good fight over the use of The Kite Runner, which includes graphic homosexual rape scenes, suicide and violent beatings, in her child’s Buncombe county school. Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Another NC Reading Assignment Questioned

At the end of last month, I wrote about a former Buncombe School Board member questioning a reading assignment given to their child for an Honors class.

That board member is Lisa Baldwin and her scenario regarding the book The Kite Runner is a shining example of why I have begun blogging about parental rights in education in North Carolina.

Baldwin’s objections to The Kite Runner saw some traction and press from the Asheville-Citizen Times, but as is typical in NC media, the outlet didn’t tell the whole story. The Asheville Citizens times left out key pieces, which Baldwin corrects on her blog in the article, What The Asheville Citizen-Times Didn’t Disclose…

READING… ‘IT’S FUNDAMENTAL’… Continue reading

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Another NC Reading Assignment Questioned

Former Buncombe School board member, Lisa Baldwin, recently raised an issue with school staff at her child’s high school.

The reading assignment was the book, The Kite Runner, and was given to her child in their 10th grade Honors English class.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Politicking In Buncombe County Schools

Those following this blog know I’ve written about multiple instances of politicking in North Carolina involving our schools. The latest instance comes from Buncombe county. USA Today is running a story about the misuse of school email for political purposes there.


ASHEVILLE – A Buncombe County school employee who reportedly forwarded an email to fellow employees asking them to vote for school board candidate Cindy McMahon “exceeded the reasonable use of email” by a school employee, according to a school system spokesman.

School board member Lisa Baldwin, who is running against McMahon, sent the email to the Citizen-Times on Friday.

The email appears to have originated from former school system employee Carmen Murray, using a Gmail account. Murray sent the email to two employees at Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School. In the email, she encouraged employees to vote for McMahon. “We simply must remove Lisa Baldwin from our school board immediately,” the email read.

USA Today doesn’t publish said email, but I will.


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