Category Archives: K-12 education

The necessity of choice in education reform

Lawson Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute explains in a Human Events column why choice must play a critical role in education reform. … [T]here is no One Way forward. Consider the rich variety in America’s education landscape. There are the government school defenders whose focus isn’t so much on learning, but on the philosophicalContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

North Carolina education officials have released the latest statewide school testing data, and Terry Stoops sifts through the highlights during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses efforts to boost college graduation rates. George Mason University law professor Frank Buckley explains why he believesContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Richmond County’s proposed sales tax increase for a Rockingham sports complex. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal rebuts myths about recent N.C. education spending levels.

The Left’s new school funding argument

On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) published “Funding North Carolina’s Public Schools: Changes Since FY 2008-09.” The two-page note formed the basis of a piece by editorial page editor Ned Barnett (NB) of the News & Observer among others. I had hoped to provide a more detailed response to both, but mostContinue Reading

More momentum for lawsuit challenging teacher tenure in New York

Campbell Brown has enlisted more support in her efforts to challenge public school teacher tenure in New York, as the New York Post documents. The parents of two Queens students who say they were abused by their science teacher have joined a lawsuit to overturn New York’s tenure laws. Laurie Townsend and Christine Grendeau —Continue Reading

NCLB-mandated turnover may have benefitted NC students

In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, Thomas Ahn of the University of Kentucky and Jacob Vigdor of the University of Washington examined the performance of North Carolina public school students who attended schools that were subject to sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.  Schools that did notContinue Reading

Not so fast, NCAE…

Barry Smith: Appeals Court Releases Voucher Money For Low-Income Students

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Medicaid expansion would end up being a bad deal for North Carolina. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. State House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam touts recent developments in school choice for North Carolina families, and Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses efforts amongContinue Reading