Category Archives: K-12 education

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Ashbrook Center executive director Roger Beckett’s insights about the importance of studying original historical documents. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains North Carolina’s renewable energy debate is not designed for the faint of heart.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Today is Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.  If you receive a strange call or email from me today, this is why:

NCAE has fewer members today than they did in 1994

Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency reports that 20 NEA affiliates, including the NC Association of Educators (NCAE), have fewer members today than they did in 1994.  Antonucci writes, In 1994 the National Education Association had 2.2 million members. In the years since, the union has increased its numbers by 800,000. During a periodContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The Leandro lawsuit linked to N.C. school performance and funding has lingered in the state’s court system for more than two decades. Terry Stoops assesses the latest court hearing in the case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses a Carolina Journal cover story detailing an income tax fraud scheme withinContinue Reading

The end game is fewer charters and less choice

Yesterday, I wrote about a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study written by researchers at Duke University.  In “The Growing Segmentation of the Charter School Sector in North Carolina” by Helen Ladd, Charles Clotfelter, and John Holbein, the authors speculate that “white flight” is responsible for raising student achievement in the state’s charterContinue Reading

When HISD comes to town, remember this

Every year, the mainstream media highlights teacher recruitment visits from representatives of the Houston Independent School District (HISD).  They note how North Carolina teachers are eager to make the move to Houston because they’ll receive higher pay and presumably better working conditions.  The underlying purpose of these stories is to imply that the reforms implementedContinue Reading

Duke researchers: NC charters outperform district schools

“The Growing Segmentation of the Charter School Sector in North Carolina” is a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper written by Helen Ladd, Charles Clotfelter, and John Holbein of Duke University.  They conclude, …we document that the charter schools as a group initially started out behind the traditional public schools in terms ofContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to new tax proposals from leading N.C. senators. John Hood’s Daily Journal asks why some serious people hold such silly views about school vouchers.