Category Archives: K-12 education

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online that President Obama’s “free” community college plan could prove expensive for states. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights a new ranking that reminds us more spending doesn’t guarantee a successful school.

JLF celebrates National School Choice Week with breakfast panel

The John Locke Foundation celebrated National School Choice week with a panel discussion featuring representatives from district, charter, private, home, and virtual school settings, along with Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake, a vocal school choice advocate. Click play below to watch the one-hour event.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. charter schools’ efforts to seek more equitable funding. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how the latest employment data bolster the case for N.C. conservatives’ fiscal and regulatory policies.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on parents and teachers seeking options at a charter school fair in Raleigh. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal examines some recent good news from the federal government regarding civil asset forfeiture.

Charters among the best high schools in NC recently published their ranking of the best public high schools.  Congratulations to the charter schools that made the list. Twelve of the top 100 schools were charters, including the top high school in North Carolina, Raleigh Charter High School. 1. Raleigh Charter High School 13. Franklin Academy 16. Pine Lake Preparatory School 19. LakeContinue Reading

National School Choice Week events

January 26, 2015 ·       School Choice Rally Christian Family Academy | Jan 26, 2015 | 10:45 am–11:15 am | Conover, NC ·       National School Choice Week Charter Fair NC Public Charter Schools Association | Jan 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm | Raleigh, NC ·       Americans for Prosperity Foundation – NC Showing of “Waiting forContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Wake County school board’s interest in pursuing charter-like flexibility for its schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal responds to liberal attacks on free-speech protections tied to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

School choice’s impact on the 2016 race

Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner on the potential impact of school choice for the 2016 presidential race. The public’s demand for school choice, charter schools and education reform is crashing the 2016 presidential election, and those concerned about the direction of the nation’s schools want home-school fan Mitt Romney over Common Core proponentContinue Reading