K-12 education

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    The Espinoza ruling and educational freedom

    Neal McCluskey argues in a Washington Examiner column that there’s more to educational freedom than winning the Espinoza case in the U.S. Supreme Court. School choice advocates are in pretty good moods right now. The Supreme Court ruled that if a state has a school choice program, it…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    An Uncertain School Year Could Push Parents Towards School Choice

    Gov. Roy Cooper was supposed to announce the state’s official back-to-school plan on Wednesday, July 1. However, that did not happen, and the lack of direction has led many students, parents, and administrators to search for answers. In his recent research brief on the subject, Dr. Terry Stoops writes: Gov.
    Brenee Goforth, July 2, 2020
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    National Review editors say good riddance to Blaine Amendments

    Editors at National Review Online praise a U.S. Supreme Court ruling with significant implications for school choice. It took a century and a half, but the Supreme Court finally rejected the Blaine amendments. The Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a victory for religious…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has delayed his school reopening announcement without explaining why. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal ponders the “great debate” about whether to wear face masks in response to COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    NCAE: New leadership, same modus operandi

    Tamika Walker Kelly’s first press release as NC Association of Educators president continues the fine tradition of unquestioned support for Democrats.
    Terry Stoops, July 1, 2020
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    Public school teachers are turning on Cooper

    Three weeks ago, Gov. Cooper told North Carolinians that he would announce their selection of one of three back-to-school options on July 1. For the most part, teachers were cool with that. The evening before the announcement, Cooper’s press office announced that Cooper would delay his much-anticipated decision. A few…
    Terry Stoops, July 1, 2020
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    Martin Center column endorses abolishing federal Education Department

    Walter Block writes for the Martin Center about getting the federal government out of local education decisions. The present essay is an attempt to make the case for the elimination of the Department of Education. Why pick on that Department? There are two reasons. One, it was established 31…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020