Category Archives: K-12 education

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the state’s new Common Core review commission has secured short-term funding. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should look beyond the Southeast for examples to emulate for economic growth.

GAO: State and local government budgets in trouble

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the State Board of Education has endorsed the idea of replicating successful public charter schools. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal asks why many anti-poverty advocates show no interest in the effectiveness of government anti-poverty programs.

New Carolina Journal Online features

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.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online on a ruling from the N.C. Court of Appeals dealing with shooting ranges and property rights. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal asks which parenting style leads to the best academic results for kids.

Wal-Mart heiress pushes charter schools

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

N&O: Reductio ad Kocham again

“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