K-12 education

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of protesting public school teachers greeted lawmakers returning to Raleigh last week. Terry Stoops places those teachers’ complaints in context for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would guarantee future tax hikes. Elon University law professor…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on $35 million of school safety measures included in the proposed state budget adjustment. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains that a recent court ruling means craft brewers’ legal battle with the state and with beer distributors is just beginning.
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018
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    In NC, the state government does heavy lifting in K-12 education

    The National Center for Education Statistics just released The Condition of Education 2018, and I plan to post a bunch of stuff from the report. The first is state revenues for K-12 education as a percentage of total public school revenues.  Please note that the data are from 2015.
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the Federal Communications Commission chairman helped North Carolina celebrate its recent achievement of broadband access in every public school classroom. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines a slowdown in North Carolina’s population growth rate.
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2018
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    What’s the Driving Factor Behind the Municipal Charter Schools Bill?

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses a key factor driving the push for legislation authorizing municipal charter schools. Stoops offered these comments during the May 21, 2018, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that critics are raising legal and financial concerns about a bill to permit cities to create charter schools. The Daily Journal explores the importance of this year’s N.C. Supreme Court election.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2018
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    Noon at JLF: Delving Into the History of School Choice

    Save your seat to be with us in person, or join us live on Facebook at 12 Noon. In recent years, anti-voucher activists have advanced the argument that the school choice movement emerged in the 1950s & 60s as part of an attempt to work around the…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2018
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    Yes, the NC Association of Educators IS a Union

    John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answers host Tom Campbell’s question about the N.C. Association of Educators’ status as a labor union. This exchange took place during the May 18, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH. Key quote: “There is absolutely no question that the NCAE fits…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2018