Democrats held the line on the most divisive issue in NC politics tonight. No matter where you fall on #SB37, this was a show of strength by @NC_Governor and the @NCDemParty. Full stop. #ncpol #ncga #ncED
— Kevin Rogers (@kevinjohnrogers) March 2, 2021
Republicans got a hard lesson last night: "token" bi-partisanship (a handful of Dems) isn't going to cut it, they need to craft legislation that both sides can agree on.
— The Bearded Crank (@beardedcrank) March 1, 2021
Isn't it strange that 34% closely matches the percent of Tea Party nut-jobs, die-hard Trumpers, and nearly every other insane group of people? No, it's not strange at all. 1/3 of Americans are incapable of even a shred of empathy.
Some additional context. On the pod, @beckigray said that the mortality rates in prisons are far lower than in the general population.
That's not accurate.
It takes some data analysis, which I'll walk through here, and also tag in @jojot_wilkie who has been all over this https://t.co/6UZUiDAp8o
— Jason deBruyn (@jasondebruyn) March 1, 2021
Big surprise, one of Art Pope's people pursues a false narrative.
Now who is leveraging children for politics. Yes, politics, because health has literally nothing to do with it, that has been known FOR MONTHS. Kids are not at risk and pose no risk to teachers. Enough. Open the schools now. #nced #ncpol https://t.co/7aS8ToaY6d
— Storri Teller - Physics not Appeals to Authority (@LaffersNapkin) March 1, 2021
Right, because protecting children from a deadly virus is the same thing as locking them up in cages. You're a special kind of idiot, aren't you?
— Joel Burgess (@AVLreporter) March 1, 2021
Just because his criminal case was dismissed, it doesn't mean he didn't violate procedure, much less the trust of the public. Dude has no business being in uniform.
A bill introduced in the North Carolina Legislature would reverse a new policy that eliminates extended health care insurance benefits for new state employees, including teachers. #NCPol #ncga #ncleg https://t.co/RvXLLCohe2
— The Center Square (@thecentersquare) March 1, 2021
They never should have taken that away in the first place. And SEANC should have been screaming about this since 2017.
— Sloan Rachmuth (@SloanRachmuth) March 1, 2021
For future reference, when you feel the urge to drop "communist" into a complaint about an advocacy organization, go get some fresh air. Because your brain is starved for oxygen.
— Michael Whatley (@WhatleyNCGOP) March 1, 2021
You misspelled "voter suppression," jackass.
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) March 1, 2021
Yes, it's Keith Kidwell. And it's chock full of secessionist language, which should surprise exactly nobody.
Abortion restrictions have an outsized impact on Black people and people of color, folks who live in rural parts of the state, and folks with low incomes.
Abortion access is a racial justice and economic justice issue! We are proud to support the #RBGAct. #NCGA #ncpol
— PP South Atlantic NC (@PPSATNC) March 1, 2021
I support this 100%.
This is just one of the many problems of the unregulated charter industry. $215 million...let that sink in. #charterschools #EndCharters #nced #ncpol @quality_schools @charteralliance https://t.co/fa1OpJaxKX
— schoolpal76 (@_WhatDidlDo_) March 2, 2021
Corruption is a huge problem, but so is the rate of charter school failures:
The report crunched nearly two decades of data and discovered that more than one in four charter schools closed after just five years. That’s less than the number of years it takes for a typical kindergartner to complete elementary school.
After ten years, 40 percent of charter schools were shuttered; after fifteen years, that rate rose to about 50 percent.
And the number of students impacted by charter school closures is considerable. According to the report, from 1999 to 2017, more than 867,000 students were displaced when their charter school closed. That figure is likely closer to one million students, if data from charter school closures between 1995 and 1998, as well as 2017 to 2019, were added to the analysis.
No doubt there is a correlation between corruption and the closure of some of those schools. But it's more likely the formula itself is faulty.
What would be the likelihood of a stand-alone bill about Black history being taught in NC public schools passing on its own merit in the NCGA? Highly unlikely. Teaching that would expose the foundation of the inequities suffered by Blacks in NC. #nced #ncpol
— Rodney D. Pierce (@MrRDPierce) March 2, 2021
You are not wrong, Rodney. Such a bill would never make it out of a single committee, much less be presented for a floor vote in either house. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
On that frustrating note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 25, 2021