It was a short but busy week with Martin Luther King celebrations on Monday, a Senate election, a Supreme Court ruling, a Wake County School Board meeting and corruption charges from a grand jury in a State Elections Board hearing. NC Policy Watch covered it all.
In his Weekly Briefing “From Massachusetts to Wake County ,” Rob Schofield argues that low turn out elections where only a small percentage of voters participate should not be seen as any type of mandate for policy change.
Chris Fitzsimon focused on education with two commentaries on the issue. His first “Race to the Right ” exposes several attempts by conservatives to dismantle the North Carolina public education system. “Six weeks of backing up ” looks at the “accomplishments” of the Wake County School Board, but there’s not much to boast about.
Fitzsimon’s commentary “Democracy or auction? ” questions this week’s Supreme Court ruling against the back drop of state corruption charges against Lanny Wilson, an Easley insider.
Progressive Voices Commentator Adam Searing wrote about health care in his commentary “Saving money and improving health care quality .”
Chris Fitzsimon wrapped things up with “The Follies ” commentary. Read it to find out who he skewered with his sharp wit this week.