Category Archives: School choice

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

During a recent visit to Raleigh, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard offered a John Locke Foundation audience his analysis of 2014 midterm election results. Kristol also discussed the election’s ramifications for public policy over the next two years during an interview for this weekend’s edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear from oneContinue Reading

Speaker candidate Moore hits a home run

Representative Tim Moore is one the candidates for Speaker of the N.C. House.  I have not examined the education policy priorities of the other folks vying for the position, but I think they would have a difficult time topping Rep. Moore. In a pamphlet distributed to members of the House, Moore said, North Carolina isContinue Reading

Charter schools: An ideal model of school management

“Does Management Matter in Schools” is the title of a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study of the “operations, targets and human resources management practices in over 1,800 schools educating 15-year-olds in eight countries.” Researchers from Stanford, Harvard, and the London School of Economics created a management index for each school by assessingContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

UNC-Chapel Hill continues to deal with repercussions of a high-profile scandal involving phony classes designed to help keep athletes eligible for competition. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses fallout from that scandal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses the work of an Academic Standards ReviewContinue Reading

Election eve email from DPI, media stories have much in common

Yesterday afternoon, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) sent a message to DPI staff and school superintendents. Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson encouraged recipients to forward the following email to their employees and staff: From: Lynda Fuller <Lynda.Fuller@dpi.nc.gov> Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM To: For NC Superintendents Only <ncsuperintendents@lists.dpi.state.nc.us> Subject:Continue Reading

AEI experts urge conservative candidates to tout education reforms

Frederick Hess and Max Eden of the American Enterprise Institute explain for National Review Online readers why they believe conservatives running in this year’s elections should have done more to emphasize education reform. Education offers Republican leaders a chance to compete on Democratic turf and show their commitment to equal opportunity. It’s no surprise thatContinue Reading

Education funding in the states

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a left-wing think tank that publishes research and funds like-minded state-based operations including the N.C. Justice Center. This week, CBPP published a report that examined education spending.  And N.C. Policy Watch, part of the organization that receives funding from CBPP, said the usual stuff about evilContinue Reading

Does it matter if a candidate attended a public or private school?

Incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner are competing for the privilege of representing Asheville in the N.C. House. The Republican is a product of public education.  Rep. Moffitt and his children attended public elementary, middle, high, and postsecondary schools.  The Democrat is a product of private schools.   Mr. Turner attended the private CarolinaContinue Reading