More ‘separate but equal’ from CMS?
First there was “separate but equal,” then “choice,” now “neighborhood schools.”
The art of using a seemingly inoffensive, common-sense label to mask a strategy whose results, whether maliciously intended or not, will most assuredly be “separate” has, once again, proven itself effective at CMS.
As a survivor of “separate but equal,” it would be little surprise to me if this plan revealed a progressively skewed and unequal allocation of skills and resources based on neighborhoods.
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Renard Burris, Charlotte
Pushing same old liberal agenda on HB2
Pushing same old liberal agenda on HB2
The anti-HB2 campaign is typical of the liberal agenda, with the wholehearted support of the press. HB2 opponents seem to think it is better that most people feel uncomfortable using the restroom, so that a few do not.
Patrick Lawrence, Concord
McCrory hypocritical on issue of privacy
In response to “McCrory seeks to walk back part of N.C.’s HB2” (April 13):
I see that Gov. Pat McCrory in his recent executive order has recognized the right to privacy. In fact, in his message he emphasized the right of privacy.
Since we now have privacy in our restrooms, I would expect that we’ll now have government out of the examining room of the obstetrician and female patient.
Monroe Pannell, Conover
Springsteen wanted economic impact
In response to “Springsteen didn’t see the big picture” (April 12 Forum):
As a Bruce Springsteen fan who has followed his career for more than 40 years, I can assure you he does see the big picture, and he understands that HB2 is about much more than bathrooms. As Bruce has said many times over the years “nobody wins unless everybody wins.”
Simply voicing his displeasure would not hurt enough. As band mate Steven Van Zandt said: “You have to hurt people economically to have them do the right thing morally. That’s the essence of a boycott.”
I hope many others will follow suit.
Kim DeRhodes, Charlotte
PayPal, others may regret pulling out
Companies like PayPal and celebrities like Springsteen should be careful when deciding what actions to take on HB2.
It reminds me of when I was in sixth grade and got in trouble at school. My father grounded me, and out of protest I boycotted dinner. Later, I went to the kitchen only to find dinner was gone.
Needless to say, I went to bed hungry.
I don’t mind Paypal or Springsteen disagreeing with the bill, it’s their right. But to withhold plans for jobs here or concerts is a choice that may prove detrimental.
Gene Odom, Monroe
N.C.’s attorney general must go
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper refusing to represent the defendants – the state of North Carolina – concerning HB2 is in violation of his duties.
When an employee informs the employer they will not do their job, the employee is informing the employer they quit.
Mr. Cooper informed me, his employer, that he quits. Replace him now!
Latt Moretz, Hickory
But NBA plays in communist China
HB2 bothers the NBA so much that it may move the All-Star game from Charlotte.
However, the NBA had no problem sending teams to China to play on Communist soil under a regime that is widely known to oppress its citizens.
I wonder if the NBA commissioner is familiar with the word hypocrite?
Robert Elmore, Charlotte
RNC elites shutting out Cruz, Trump
In response to “Trump-Cruz war over delegates heating up” (April 12):
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are detested by the National Republican Committee. These Washington elite know-it-alls ignore voters and don’t have a clue about middle America.
They fight their own like junkyard dogs, but cave and vote with Democrats on every important issue and help Barack Obama implement his agenda.
Jim Cherry, Charlotte
2016 election is like watching a car crash
The 2016 election was doomed from the start.
Everyone has some bad fault that makes them a bad choice, specifically Hillary’s emails and Donald’s violent rallies, etc.
It’s not hard to see the ultimate outcome; it has been hyped from the start: Clinton vs Trump.
For voters, it becomes a decision between two arguably bad choices.
This election is a car crash; you can’t help but watch.
Michael Shao, Charlotte