School choice

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    Boosting public confidence in charter schools

    Mene Ukueberuwa suggests at National Review Online that policy tweaks could help increase popular support for charter schools. It’s no shock that the rise of charter schools has spurred nationwide opposition from teachers’ unions, which are losing their vise grip on salary and benefits negotiations as independently managed…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online interviews the founder of a political action committee that focuses on Raleigh’s regulation of short-term property rentals. John Hood’s Daily Journal advocates a quicker pace for state education reform.
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2017
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    More on millennials and school choice

    Tommy Schultz gives North Carolina a shout-out in his National Review piece, Why Millennials Support School Choice Legislative momentum has grown in recent years as well. In the past year alone, Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Arizona, and Wisconsin, among others, have enacted or expanded educational choice…
    Terry Stoops, September 15, 2017
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    Foundations and the State

    Should private philanthropy seek to replace government-provided social services? I have argued in this space that it should, and have sought in my outside activity to make this possible. Others, however, think philanthropy should test innovative ideas so government can add to its activities. Rob Reich, co-director of Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2017
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    Challenging a book-length attack on charter schools

    Bob Bowden of Choice Media explains for Barron’s readers why a new book, Education and the Commercial Mindset, misses the mark in its attack on charter schools. In this copiously researched tome, veteran teacher and administrator Samuel E. Abrams, of Columbia University, takes aim at the vast and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2017
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    Check Out The Left’s Double Standard About Profit in Education

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, discusses left-of-center criticism of private companies earning profits from public schools. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, August 28, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s new teacher advisory committee omits teachers from public charter schools. The Daily Journal explains why fair election maps won’t guarantee a close partisan split in North Carolina’s General Assembly of congressional delegation.
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2017
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    Charter schools boost performance of neighboring traditional schools in NYC

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest evidence that charter schools lead to an overall improvement in public education. Anti-school choice activists often argue that charter school expansion hurts existing schools, but a new study of New York City schools found that new charter…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2017