Category Archives: K-12 education

Should high schools pay for college remediation?

State legislators in Tennessee have filed a bill that would require high schools to reimburse the community college system for students placed in remedial courses.  According to an article published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Last year, Tennessee two-year colleges spent an estimated $18.45 million on remedial classes in areas like math, reading andContinue Reading

Crime, suspensions, and dropout rate decrease

The N.C. State Board of Education posted the draft 2013-14 Consolidated Data Report on the their meeting website today.  The report, which will be discussed and approved next week, provides state and district-level data on incidents of school crime and violence, short-term suspensions, long-term suspensions, use of corporal punishment, dropout rates, and other measures. Let’sContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Terry Stoops about the controversy surrounding a redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. history course. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal focuses on a court ruling that challenges the N.C. Department of Transportation’s use of the state Map Act.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the N.C. Dental Board in a case involving teeth-whitening restrictions. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on successful N.C. public schools with high numbers of students from low-income families.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court hearing involving the state’s Opportunity Scholarship school voucher program. John Hood’s Daily Journal identifies three policy areas in which N.C. legislators could make major advances in promoting freedom.

It’s official: Dumb millennials are going to destroy America

If you were born after 1980, you’re a “millennial.”  And if you are a millennial, you’re going to ruin America. As a Generation X “slacker,” I know to take these generational generalizations with a grain of salt. But I have to admit that the performance of a representative sample of American millennials on the PS-TRE,Continue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Now that N.C. parents have access to A-F grades for their children’s public schools, the state education establishment is registering complaints. Terry Stoops assesses the new school grades and explains their usefulness for parents during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sarah Curry explains why state lawmakers made the right choice in allowing historicContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on next week’s N.C. Supreme Court review of a lawsuit challenging state Opportunity Scholarships. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal critiques a new study designed to show the economic benefits of state transportation spending.