K-12 education

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    National Poll: Support For School Choice Is Growing

    Carolina Journal reports on a new poll from Democratic polling firm Beck Research, which looks at the broad-based support for giving parents choices in how and where their kids are educated. The results show that across the political spectrum and across backgrounds, school choice is popular.  Backing for…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a forum with N.C. lawmakers and education leaders discussing a state construction school bond. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how the partial federal government shutdown affects craft brewers and beer drinkers.  …
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    “As you can see, the demand for high quality charter schools remains strong.”

    Those are the words of Dave Machado, director of the Office of Charter Schools for the state. What leads Machado to that statement? From the office’s December newsletter comes the facts about North Carolina’s empowered parents who choose public charter schools rather than the traditional public classroom. 109,389 students…
    Donna Martinez, January 16, 2019
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    Anti-choice coordination at its best? (with 1/15 updates)

    Want proof that the Left is coordinating its messages?  Compare the article written by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teacher Stu Egan with the letter to the editor written by Meredith College English professor Kelly Roberts. Stu Egan, “North Carolina’s Intentional Misuse of Charter Schools: They Are For Experimentation, Not Competition,” January 8,…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina individuals and businesses will see another income tax cut this year. Individual taxpayers will also see more of their money exempted from the tax man. Becki Gray analyzes these tax changes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the significance of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Wake County school system missing its enrollment projections. Dan Way reports on State Auditor Beth Wood pointing out ;pcal governments’ fiscal mismanagement. John Trump’s Daily Journal delves into the politics of North Carolina’s alcohol control system.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2019
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    The most influential education scholars in North Carolina

    Today, Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute released the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.  The rankings examine the influence of academics who write about education policy. Only two scholars from North Carolina made the cut: Duke University professors Helen Ladd (#54) and Charles Clotfelter (#75).  Nine scholars from my…
    Terry Stoops, January 9, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops in News & Observer on Public/Charter Enrollment Rates

    News & Observer reports on the slowing enrollment rate in North Carolina public schools and growing enrollment rate in charter and home schools: Durham Public Schools have shrunk by more than 1,000 students over the past four years, at the same time enrollment from Durham families in charter schools…
    Anna Manning, January 8, 2019