K-12 education

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019
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    Reality commits another mugging

    Matthew Continetti writes for National Review Online about one liberal counterpart’s recent enlightenment. Few journalists are as respected by, and respectable to, liberals as The Atlantic’s George Packer. The author of The Assassin’s Gate (2005), The Unwinding (2013), and a recently published biography of Richard Holbrooke, Our Man,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Are some teachers planning to protest on a school day again?

    It certainly seems that way. If teachers are planning to have a “day of action” that starts on a Monday at 10 am, then it appears that some teachers will need to take a personal day to attend. Teachers in Wake County have a workday on September 30th, but teachers in…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina took another step toward cleaning up the state’s criminal code with the recent approval of Senate Bill 584. Mike Schietzelt explains the significance of the latest legislation for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential significance of the recently enacted…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    Gov. Cooper is wrong about pay gap for teachers and state employees

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s official Twitter account posted earlier today that the budget “pays teachers less than state employees.” Teachers make on average $53,975 per year. State employees earn on average $48,748. The budget provides an average 3.9 percent raise for teachers and an average 2.5 percent raise…
    Joseph Coletti, September 12, 2019
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    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Quoted in Asheville Citizen-Times on School Performance and Household Income

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted in an article published by Asheville Citizen-Times. The article centered on the recently released 2018-19 School Performance Grades and their relationship with student household income. The article’s author, Brian Gordon, noted the contrast in poverty rates within Buncombe County’s highest-performing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
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    Charter Schools’ Effect on District School Finance and Student Outcomes

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on a recently released article in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas by Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization. According to Dr. Stoops: Root’s article[, “North Carolina District Schools Are…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
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    Ned Barnett Shout-Out

    I have never met Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor of the News & Observer.  But he shows me a little love in an op-ed published today: Terry Stoops, vice president of research for the right-leaning John Locke Foundation, is the reliable defender of the Republicans’ educational malpractice. On…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019