Category Archives: K-12 education
According to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, state and local governments are going to have a tough time making ends meet. GAO researchers wrote, One way of measuring the long-term fiscal challenges faced by the state and local government sector is through a measure known as the “fiscal gap.” The fiscal gapContinue Reading
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Supreme Court says the state can make preparations for a second year of opportunity scholarships, pending a final decision in a lawsuit challenging the scholarship program as unconstitutional. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal highlights a time when congressional fights actually drew blood.
North Carolina officials have raised concerns about conflicts between a revised Advanced Placement U.S. history class and the state’s Founding Principles Act. Terry Stoops dissects the debate during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson details a Carolina Journal investigation into a failed stimulus-funded project in Western North Carolina, while Gary Harris ofContinue Reading
A feature story in the latest Forbes details the work of Carrie Walton Penner, whose middle name might sound familiar. A vision for the future of education sits within a converted church in the heart of a working-class neighborhood in northern Houston, abutted by auto parts stores and a heat treatment plant. At YES PrepContinue Reading
“Apparently in the Monopoly game of liberal argumentation, invoking the name of Koch (or, for that matter, Pope) is treated like drawing a Get Out of Fail Free card.” — written here 11/20/13 and quoted here 11/26/13 My colleagues Terry Stoops and Rick Henderson have already pretty well dispatched the exceptional silliness in the articleContinue Reading