Category Archives: School choice

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Guilford County Schools’ controversial decision to deny a Special Needs Scholarship Grant to a visually impaired student. In the first part of a pro/con series, Robert Poole’s Daily Journal endorses the plan for toll lanes on Interstate 77.






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina reaching a milestone of 100,000 homeschoolers statewide. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes generally good news about North Carolina’s recent economic performance.






The role of charter schools after Katrina

Jason Russell shares with Washington Examiner readers a detailed description of the role charter schools have played in New Orleans — and for children displaced from New Orleans — in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. The results at Hynes have been nothing short of miraculous. In the 2013-14 school year, nine out of 10Continue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact for North Carolina of a March 15 presidential primary. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. Supreme Court made the right choice in upholding the Opportunity Scholarship Program.






Families celebrate N.C. Supreme Court’s ruling in school voucher case

Families excited about the N.C. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program celebrated in Raleigh today with help from Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. Watch highlights below.






New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Supreme Court’s 4-3 ruling upholding the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program as constitutional. Austin Pruitt’s Daily Journal focuses on the positive role lobbyists can play in the legislative process.






Split N.C. Supreme Court upholds Opportunity Scholarships as constitutional

In a 4-3 split, the N.C. Supreme Court has reversed a trial court and upheld North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program as constitutional. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice Mark Martin concludes: To the extent that plaintiffs disagree with the General Assembly’s educational policy decision as expressed in the Opportunity Scholarship Program, their remedy is withContinue Reading






NCAE had 46% drop in membership over last 5 years

Yesterday, Mike Antonucci posted the official National Education Association (NEA) State Affiliate membership numbers for 2014.  He notes, “The biggest losers [of active members] over the five-year period were Arizona and Wisconsin (each with 53.1% active member loss), North Carolina (45.9% loss) and Louisiana (31.5% loss).”  (Emphasis added) The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)Continue Reading