Bob Luebke

Senior Fellow, Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Bob Luebke (page 1)

  • Justification for Mask Requirements? WCPSS Says it Needs to Follow the Law

    Tuesday’s Wake County Board of Education meeting was filled with parents angry about the board’s decision to continue the mask mandate. The News and Observer reported that board members said they were legally required to continue the mask requirement. My colleague Jon Sanders has written compellingly (see here…
    Bob Luebke, June 17, 2021
  • Coronavirus and School Staffing

    Did the coronavirus pandemic change staffing levels for North Carolina public schools?  There is a widespread belief that the closing or transformation of many public schools to virtual or hybrid schools has resulted in the loss of or layoff of thousands of educators. The table above provides data from…
    Bob Luebke, June 11, 2021
  • The Year of School Choice Continues

    There has been a lot of talk recently about how this has been a banner year for school choice. Just how big has it been? Jason Bedrick of EdChoice lays out just how big a year it’s been in a morning post. He notes: 5 new choice programs –…
    Bob Luebke, May 26, 2021
  • Taking Aim at Woke Capitalism

    Conservatives are more than a little tired of all the yammering from woke CEOs telling them what to do and not do to get along with the new progressive culture. The frustration is also spilling over into non-profits. Consumers’Research (CR), a nonprofit organization that bills its mission as “to increase…
    Bob Luebke, May 19, 2021
  • Case for Stopping Opportunity Scholarship Expansion Lacks Facts — and Support

    A scam. That’s what a recent Raleigh News & Observer editorial called Republican legislative proposals to expand eligibility for the state’s popular Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). Strong words. But then editors say it’s all part of a plan to break confidence in the public schools. so the argument goes.
    Bob Luebke, May 14, 2021
  • What Do Parents Think About Federal Covid Funding for K-12 education?

    More than half (55 percent) of parents believe the $190 billion in federal covid-relief funding allocated to U.S. K-12 schools is an appropriate amount to address the education concerns arising from the pandemic, according to a recently released national survey by the Walton Family Foundation. The survey conducted April…
    Bob Luebke, May 12, 2021
  • Parents get an education.

    Anyone watching the education landscape these days soon realizes some of the biggest battles in the culture wars are occurring in our schools.  Emboldened by the election of a progressive president and control of both houses of Congress, the Left is using critical race theory to sever our schools from…
    Bob Luebke, April 28, 2021
  • Bill to improve choice programs advances

    Prospects for expanded educational choice in North Carolina when the North Carolina House of Representatives passed the Equity in Opportunity Act (HB 32) on straight party line vote, 69-49. The legislation makes changes to the state’s three school choice programs. The bill would increase the voucher for the Opportunity…
    Bob Luebke, April 14, 2021