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Christopher Hill

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In combating racism, truth telling remains the best and most effective tool

"Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” “If we do not learn history, we are condemned to repeat it.” Americans often turn to these two aphorisms in discussions of public policy and usually for good reason. Both emphasize the value of openly and honestly confronting the truth – wherever it may lead.

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Why even lessons from kindergarteners can and should inform public education policy

Back in the 1980’s, author Robert Fulghum gave rise to a pop culture catchphrase when he authored a book entitled “All I Really ...
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NC’s education policy changes through the eyes of a student

While it’s not clear that state lawmakers have concluded their business in Raleigh for the year, vastly different stories are already being told ...
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Sacrificing stability in our schools

Education advocates often characterize the dismantling of our public schools through privatization as death by a thousand cuts. The draining of money from ...
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North Carolina’s misplaced treasure

In Matthew 6:21, Jesus says “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This simply means that you know a ...
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Fix our public schools; don’t raze them

What is the education “reform” plan of the current North Carolina General Assembly? Sadly, at this point, it’s looking more and more like ...
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Lawmakers who should know better are undermining the public schools

If anyone should know about the desperate need for more resources and support for public education in North Carolina, you would think it ...
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Preserving the health of our public schools

If you are fortunate enough to have a job and super-fortunate to have a job that provides benefits, then you are likely aware ...
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Public schools and the myth of corporate salvation

A large retail chain is currently featuring a humorous theme for its back to school sales. In the TV ads, enthusiastic teachers greet ...
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Punishing kids for their parents’ sins?

Location! Location! Location! One of the first rules of creating a successful business is ensuring that it is located in the proper place. ...
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