Category Archives: School choice

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court hearing involving the state’s Opportunity Scholarship school voucher program. John Hood’s Daily Journal identifies three policy areas in which N.C. legislators could make major advances in promoting freedom.

It’s official: Dumb millennials are going to destroy America

If you were born after 1980, you’re a “millennial.”  And if you are a millennial, you’re going to ruin America. As a Generation X “slacker,” I know to take these generational generalizations with a grain of salt. But I have to admit that the performance of a representative sample of American millennials on the PS-TRE,Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on next week’s N.C. Supreme Court review of a lawsuit challenging state Opportunity Scholarships. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal critiques a new study designed to show the economic benefits of state transportation spending.

Federal highlights on Education

House Committee Approves ESEA Re-authorization; White House Responds Last week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted along party lines (21-16) to advance the Student Success Act (HR 5) to reauthorize and replace No Child Left Behind. The measure would dramatically reduce the role of the federal government in elementary and secondary education. ItContinue Reading

A plea for Dynamic Community Charter School

Jennifer Holt of Raleigh has a child at Dynamic Community Charter School and penned a must-read op-ed on the possible closure of the school. Via email from my son’s school, I found out that the Charter School Advisory Board has recommended that the state revoke the charter for the only public school in North CarolinaContinue Reading

Common Core math?

Wake County School’s Effective Teaching Framework Community website shows one major hindrance to effective teaching – addition.  

A convert to school choice

In case you missed it, there’s a great opinion piece in the News & Observer this week, written by Brian Lewis, a former lobbyist for the teachers union.  In it, he talks about moving from staunch opposition to school choice to strong support in the course of a year, as he struggled with choices aboutContinue Reading

Where the charter kids are

Below is a fascinating map published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.  While it is encouraging to see so many families choosing charter schools in the Piedmont, there is entirely too much “white” and “yellow” throughout the Coastal Plains.