Not in our backyard. That is US Representative Sue Myrick's (NC-09) message to Congress. She introduced a bill this week to stop prisoners from Guantanamo Bay from being sent to North Carolina. It does this by prohibiting federal funds from being used to transport detainees to, and housing them within, the state. “This legislation sends a clear message that we don't want enemy combatants and terrorists housed in our backyard,” Rep. Myrick said.
KnowledgePoints Learning Center Matthews has awarded Bobby Walker a full scholarship for the Spring 2009 semester. The scholarship, one of three awarded this school year, guarantees the Independence High School tenth-grader free testing and the center’s 40 hour tutoring program – a $1,760 value – at no cost.
The main argument that members of the most influential education associations of North Carolina have against lifting the state mandated cap on the number of charter schools is that some of them under-perform. Never mind that despite the under-performance of many public schools, there is not a cap on public schools. This is the basis of an opinion piece by Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation. […]