Last week, the Mint Hill Times ran an editorial explaining how North Carolina could miss out on millions of dollars in federal funds for education because of its opposition to charter schools. The Obama administration is handing out Race to the Top funds to states which show the most innovative ways of improving education. Tops on the list: The promotion of charter schools, something Gov. Bev Perdue is against. Seems North Carolina isn’t the only state that should be worried about losing federal funds because of its opposition to charter schools. New York has its own problems.
Evan Matthew Weinzierl, a senior at Hampden-Sydney College, was named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2009-2010 academic year. To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Evan is a graduate of Providence Day School and is the son of Mr. & Mrs. David Weinzierl of Mint Hill. A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney is ranked in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The College is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Honor Code which stresses individual and collective responsibility, and a focus on the needs of young men.