Bob Luebke

Senior Fellow, Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Bob Luebke (page 2)

  • 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
  • Teacher pay — let’s not forget the other part of the equation.

    That annual treasure trove of data from North Carolina public schools,  Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget, 2021 was recently released.  Highlights  as the document is frequently called, is often cited for its data on teacher salaries. My colleague Terry Stoops posted on insightful article regarding…
    Bob Luebke, April 8, 2021
  • How will billions in education funding be spent under the American Rescue Plan? Probably not well.

    So how much of the $1.9 trillion America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) goes to K-12 education?  The PIE Network (Policy Innovation in Education) produced a helpful graphic which details how ARPA money is distributed to states, local school districts and other K-12 entities. As is apparent from the graphic, Local…
    Bob Luebke, March 18, 2021
  • Why are public schools still closed? It’s not for lack of money.

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, Corey DeAngelis Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation and Executive Director of the Education Freedom Institute, rebuffs the teacher union claim that it’s a lack of money that has kept most public schools closed almost a year after they were first shuttered…
    Bob Luebke, March 10, 2021