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NC JUSTICE CENTER REPORT: North Carolina's Low-Wage Recovery is Hurting Workers and the Economy

Authors: Allan FreyerAlexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: NC Justice Center Briefs & ReportsIssues: State EconomyWages and WorkBy Allan Freyer & Alexandra Forter SirotaBudget & Tax CenterJune 2014
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NC JUSTICE CENTER REPORT: North Carolina's Low-Wage Recovery is Hurting Workers and the Economy

Authors: Allan FreyerAlexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: NC Justice Center Briefs & ReportsIssues: State EconomyWages and WorkBy Allan Freyer & Alexandra Forter SirotaBudget & Tax CenterJune 2014
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Government and vouchers: Not what they seem

Today, there are several adults and children in the legislative building wearing T-shirts with the logo of Parents for Educational Freedom of North Carolina and the words “Lift the Cap on Opportunity Scholarships.” It is great when students get to see how government works. Rather than the excitement of floor debates (although, they would have ...

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Prosperity Watch Issue 38, No. 3: Too many families not earning enough to make ends meet in North Carolina

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyWages and WorkIt’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet in North Carolina—one in five North Carolina families earn too little to afford life’s essentials and move up the economic ladder, thanks to the long-term erosion of good-paying manufacturing jobs and their replacement with much-lower-paying jobs in serv

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Prosperity Watch Issue 38, No. 3: Too many families not earning enough to make ends meet in North Carolina

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyWages and WorkIt’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet in North Carolina—one in five North Carolina families earn too little to afford life’s essentials and move up the economic ladder, thanks to the long-term erosion of good-paying manufacturing jobs and their replacement with much-lower-paying jobs in serv

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The tools to succeed

We use tools to fix things. Just like you’d use literal tools to improve your house, we all use metaphorical tools to improve our lives. Money is a tool. You would expect a fabulously wealthy technology executive turned venture capitalist to understand this. You might not expect said one-percenter to shout it from a media ...

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How a 9-year-old experiences Common Core

The New York Times had a great story this weekend that took took readers into the life of a 9-year-old student who is experiencing the bumpy transition from old, weaker academic standards to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards. Chrispin Alcindor is a child of Haitian immigrants attending a public school in Brooklyn who is reeling ...

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Judges with daughters

It’s been widely assumed though not necessarily documented that life experiences shape a judge’s world views. And indeed that notion makes perfect sense. If you’ve walked the walk of a person on unemployment, or a person who’s endured on the job discrimination, you’ve learned a little about that experience. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

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No consensus among Governor, Senate and House on basic budget estimates

It is normal in the budget process for the Governor, state Senate, and state House to each put forward budget proposals that lay out different visions for how best to educate our children, care for vulnerable populations, boost prosperity, and put North Carolina on more solid footing. The public expects those differences to be ironed ...

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Environmental advocates react to Senate coal ash plan

A Senate committee reviewed a coal ash clean-up bill yesterday and afterwards, the experts and advocates at the North Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club responded with a lukewarm review: “NC Sierra Club Statement on the NC Senate’s Coal Ash Bill RALEIGH – This afternoon the NC Senate’s Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources ...

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