school choice

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    Could Complacency Put North Carolina’s Charter School Movement at Risk?

    North Carolina’s school choice movement has enjoyed big successes over the past few years, writes JLF’s Terry Stoops. The problem is, North Carolina’s success can also lead to complacency. Ideas that have circulated through the years include state-imposed mandates that would require charter schools to provide transportation and participate…
    Donna Martinez, November 17, 2017
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    Private Islamic schools are not terrorist training grounds

    At the 2013 N.C. School Boards Association’s Public Policy Conference, then-Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson remarked, With the voucher legislation that we have we could be in dangerous territory as far as taxpayers’ dollars going to private schools. There is nothing in the legislation that would prevent someone…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2017
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    N.C. Association for Public Charter Schools Executive Director responds to criticism of charters

    Rhonda Dillingham, the executive director of the N.C. Association for Public Charter Schools, has a message for critics of charter schools. “Parents across this state have spoken. They are tired of the status quo. They support school choice,” Dillingham said. “Public charter schools are here to stay.” Dillingham is responding…
    Lindsay Marchello, November 8, 2017
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    North Carolina the Wild, Wild West?

    As Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports, in the second Hometown Debate about education, state Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Orange) had this to say about accountability for public charter schools in North Carolina. When it comes to holding charters schools accountable, one legislator, Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Orange, said education policy experts…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2017
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    N&O editors smear school choice advocates

    The title of the News & Observer editorial is “Big money equals big influence in schools.”  It is a title that could apply to the National Education Association and their state affiliate, the N.C. Association of Educators.  They pour tens of thousands of dollars into the campaign accounts of…
    Terry Stoops, October 17, 2017
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    More school competition leads to better citizens

    Corey DeAngelis offers that finding in a Cato Institute report. One of the original arguments for establishing a system of common schools was that children from different backgrounds would learn to get along with one another and become proper citizens. However, when students throw rocks at a seven-year-old boy…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 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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    Time To Call NC the School Choice State?

    Dr. Terry Stoops says the amazing growth in school choice warrants a new tagline for North Carolina: the school choice state. Learn the incredible numbers here.
    Donna Martinez, August 7, 2017