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Finland, Values, and Phil Berger

By | May 3rd, 2017|Education, Equality, Health Care, Issues, North Carolina, Uncategorized|

Jennifer R. Mangrum, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNCG. On Easter Sunday, I arrived in Oulu, Finland.  Five of my student teachers from UNCG and I were going to work in Oulu International School for two weeks.   I knew we’d learn a lot but I didn’t realize [...]

THE HOPE AND TRAGEDY OF NC HOUSE BILL 21

By | April 5th, 2017|Bill Summary, Education, Issues, North Carolina, Perspectives, Race|

Given a quick once-over, NC House Bill 21 is just a standard outline for the state’s driver’s education program.  However, after a second perusal, the “Instruction on Law Enforcement Procedures During Traffic Stops” clause becomes conspicuous.  North Carolina is not the first state to consider such a bill.  Both Illinois and Virginia have passed similar [...]