Charter schools

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    N&O publishes abysmal op-ed on N.C. Innovative School District

    Someone at the News & Observer thought it was a good idea to publish a second-rate op-ed attacking the N.C. Innovative School District.  The piece was written by UNC-Chapel Hill education professor Brian Gibbs.  Here are some of the highlights: 1. Gibbs assumes…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2017
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    Unfair portrayal of TeamCFA and John Bryan

    In a series of articles published this week, News & Observer reporters Lynn Bonner, Jane Stancill, And David Raynor are occasionally evenhanded in their treatment of North Carolina charter schools.  The exception is an article that, I believe, was a ridiculously slanted portrayal of TeamCFA and its founder John…
    Terry Stoops, October 12, 2017
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    Revisiting unsubstantiated claims about charter schools

    The latest News & Observer article on charter schools revisits the most unsubstantiated claim about charter schools – that failure to provide transportation and subsidized meals discourages low-income families from applying to or attending North Carolina charter schools.  Cue former Wake County school board member Tom Benton. Tom Benton,…
    Terry Stoops, October 11, 2017
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    Yes, let’s “throw all this money to charter schools”

    Yesterday, the News & Observer published two articles about North Carolina’s charter schools.  “Should you send your child to a charter school?  Here are the facts” was the less objectionable of two, but that is not to say that it was without fault. The article begins, “The No. 1…
    Terry Stoops, October 10, 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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    Millenials like school choice!

    USA Today reports on the latest GenForward survey, Dig down a bit and you’ll find that nearly two-thirds of African-Americans surveyed — 65% — support charter schools, as do 61% of Asian Americans and 58% of Latinos. Support was weakest among white respondents, but it still surpassed a majority…
    Terry Stoops, September 13, 2017
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    Highlights of the NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

    Today, the National Education Association is wrapping up their 2017 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly. While much of the coverage of the meeting has focused on the NEA’s “tougher stance” on charter schools, NEA delegates tackled many issues during their meeting. New Business Item 1 was adopted. …
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2017
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    Greene: Charter failure report is bunk

    On this popular blog, University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene takes a new Fordham Institute report to task. Fordham has a new report out that claims to have discovered three warning signs in charter applications that make those charters more likely to have low-performance in their initial…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2017