K-12 education

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    Nearly half for other reasons? How misleading are Covid hospitalization numbers?

    New research finds that barely over half (52%) of Covid patients in the VA during the post-vaccination period were hospitalized for the management of Covid-19 disease. The rest (48%) were in the hospital for some other reason and incidentally found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.
    Jon Sanders, September 20, 2021
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    Academic Underachievement Represents the Real American Education Problem

    Regardless of the headlines surrounding Critical Race Theory, Bob Woodson and Ian Rowe argue in Newsweek that American education faces a much larger problem. The real issue in American education is a failure to enable the majority of students—regardless of race—to achieve academic excellence or even, in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2021
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    Woke Math Doesn’t Add Up

    Kenin Spivak writes at National Review Online about the folly of “woke” math. Math proficiency is white supremacy, proclaims Deborah Lowenberg Ball, a mathematics professor and former dean of the University of Michigan School of Education. In the latest episode of the EdFix Podcast, Ball complains that math…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a leading state senator’s critique of a left-wing redistricting activist. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion discusses race and the impact of ideas in the classroom.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the General Assembly finalizing a bill blocking the state attorney general from taking part in collusive lawsuit settlements. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s most recent veto shows that he’s “all in” for support of Critical Race Theory.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    Washington School Rejects Red, White, and Blue

    Karl Salzmann reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a disappointing decision from a school in Washington state. Administrators at a Washington state high school canceled a student-led plan to wear red, white, and blue at a football game in commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Seattle radio…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    District enrollment market share was 76.6% last year

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year.  With that figure published, we can determine the enrollment market shares for the pandemic school year. The district market share dropped from 79.2% in 2019-20 to 76.6% in 2020-21.
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2021
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    District enrollment dropped by over 64,000 students last year

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year. Last year, the final ADM for districts was 1,344,758 students.  The final ADM for the 2019-20 school year was 1,409,179 students. The district market share dropped from 79.2% in…
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2021