Reply to: Washington County Hospital joins ranks of NC's failing rural health care system
This is not really a critique of NC's news outlets, but more of an observation: The above corporate shenanigans were not hard to uncover, and *should* be one of the first things reporters look at when researching the collapse of something as important as a hospital, even a tiny facility like Washington County's. Money was literally sucked out of this hospital by a corporate vampire, who's done the exact same thing in other states. But you wouldn't know that by reading local coverage.
Yes, the economics of rural healthcare are important, but without that additional information, privatization will continue. And we'll keep losing hospitals.
Reply to: Teach For America's true colors show during strike
This open letter is probably the best summary I've seen of all the problems with Teach for America. At its heart, its methods go completely against the organizaiton's stated aim of overcoming inequality in education - it foists young, inexperienced teachers into classrooms without proper training and support, giving kids a worse experience than they would otherwise have. Take this first-hand experience of just one teacher, for example.
There's big money behind Teach for America from conservatives and charter school advocates like the Walton family. And there's a reason for that is pretty obvious when you take a good look at what they're doing.
Reply to: Wednesday News: Making history, the right way
And frankly, a judge (much less Justice) who feels "guided" by the bible when making legal decisions doesn't belong on the bench at all, much less as Chief Justice of the state's highest court.
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Reply to: Tuesday News: The house is on fire
late last year, down East to some of the NC farms (particularly soybeans) and do some interviews for a blog, but then the hurricane hit. They lost so much of their crops due to flooding I figured they wouldn't be ripe for conversations about tariffs and such. Might be time to revisit that idea.