Category Archives: K-12 education

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

During a recent visit to Raleigh, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard offered a John Locke Foundation audience his analysis of 2014 midterm election results. Kristol also discussed the election’s ramifications for public policy over the next two years during an interview for this weekend’s edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear from oneContinue Reading

Geraghty wants an Uber for education

No, Jim Geraghty doesn’t want to use his smartphone to hail a car to take him to the nearest college campus. (Well, he might, if he’s speaking about The Weed Agency to a campus audience.) But his latest column for National Review Online explains why the future of American education would benefit from the typeContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that smaller companies are bracing for Obamacare price shocks. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on links between the UNC-Chapel Hill athletic scandal and K-12 academic failures.

Want to read a classic? Get parental permission first

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller highlights an unusual practice in one Dallas-area school district. A highly regarded school district in the Dallas area has been requiring students to obtain parental consent before they are allowed to read undisputed classic works of literature. Earlier this month, teachers in the Highland Park Independent School District sentContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the commission charged with replacing Common Core school standards has no money to do its work. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal reports on the opening stages of North Carolina’s latest state budget process.

Speaker candidate Moore hits a home run

Representative Tim Moore is one the candidates for Speaker of the N.C. House.  I have not examined the education policy priorities of the other folks vying for the position, but I think they would have a difficult time topping Rep. Moore. In a pamphlet distributed to members of the House, Moore said, North Carolina isContinue Reading

Charter schools: An ideal model of school management

“Does Management Matter in Schools” is the title of a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study of the “operations, targets and human resources management practices in over 1,800 schools educating 15-year-olds in eight countries.” Researchers from Stanford, Harvard, and the London School of Economics created a management index for each school by assessingContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

UNC-Chapel Hill continues to deal with repercussions of a high-profile scandal involving phony classes designed to help keep athletes eligible for competition. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses fallout from that scandal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses the work of an Academic Standards ReviewContinue Reading