Bob Luebke

Senior Fellow, Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Bob Luebke (page 3)

  • 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
  • Support for school choice continues to grow; thank Gov. Cooper

    Who would have guessed it?  Governor Roy Cooper’s handling – or mishandling – of Coronavirus pandemic and school re-openings has generated record interest in school choice and expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina. The evidence keeps mounting. In January, a John Locke Civitas School Choice Poll found a plurality…
    Bob Luebke, March 5, 2021
  • How to resolve learning loss

    Learning loss and how to deal with it continues to be a major topic of discussion in legislatures across the country. Last week HB 82, introduced by House Republicans, proposed a six week in-classroom summer session targeted on at risk-kids as a way to help redress the growing negative…
    Bob Luebke, February 24, 2021
  • The real goal of diversity?

    Did you know objectivity is a form of white supremacy culture? Well, now you do. That’s one of the nuggets that participants can expect when they attend seminars put on by Equity Leaders.  The Daily Wire recently reported on one superintendent who attended a session where participants…
    Bob Luebke, February 18, 2021
  • Why are  the public schools still closed?

    The call  to reopen public schools has been gaining volume of late. Parents and students are clamoring for school to open while others say schools still aren’t safe to open. Were those the key factors in this discussion, schools  would be open.  Teacher unions have played a critical role in…
    Bob Luebke, February 12, 2021
  • School reopenings: Gov. Cooper style

    Let’s say that even for the most objective and fair minded, it’s hard to ignore the timing. Three days after hundreds of parents rallied in front of the Governor’s mansion asking Governor Cooper to reopen the public schools and two hours before the Senate Education Committee approved a…
    Bob Luebke, February 3, 2021