Good news and bad news from the U.S. Senate today:
The good: Overwhelming approval of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act ENDA – 64-34. The “ayes” included several Republicans including, believe it or not, that radical leftist Orrin Hatch of Utah (but not, disappointingly, North Carolina’s Richard Burr).Wonder when someone will stick a microphone in the face of Burr and the other opponents and ask them why they think it’s okay to fire people because they are gay.
The bad: More absurd stonewalling of eminently qualified women nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – the nation’s second most important court.
Good news and bad news on the public education front from NC Policy Watch reporter Lindsay Wagner:
The good: North Carolina fourth and eighth graders continue to do better than average on the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests.
The bad: Really lousy new numbers for NC students on standardized tests as the state moves to align with the much more rigorous demands of the Common Core education standards. The Common Core, of course, has been a target of frequent attacks from the right (and some progressives).
Good news and bad news from the McCrory administration in recent days: Read More