K-12 education (page 2)

  • Post

    Applying kooky political theories to math

    If there’s one academic subject sure to contain objective determinations of right and wrong, it’s math. But Katya Sedgwick writes for the Federalist about a bizarre application of politics to mathematics. When a blogger of American Mathematical Society writes of the urgent need for math to be “antiracist,”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2020
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on candidates for state superintendent of public instruction meeting in a recent public forum. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how government could ease regulations to make it easier for people to work.
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2020
  • Post

    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Parties in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit must present a new plan in the coming months to the judge overseeing the case. The judge accepts an outside consultant’s recommendations of major changes, including an extra $8 billion in spending over the next eight years. Terry Stoops analyzes the case’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
  • Post

    State Board and State Superintendent at it again

    The Charlotte Observer has the details: The State Board of Education is trying to put new rules on Superintendent Mark Johnson following his controversial decision to award an emergency contract of more than $900,000 to use a testing program. State board members have questioned Johnson’s decision last…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2020
  • Post

    Who Controls Education in N.C.? Everyone and No One

    In the wake of the WestEd report and the following Leandro consent order, questions are circling about what changes will be required in North Carolina’s education system. One question people should be asking, though, is “who will be held accountable for implementing those changes?” JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops…
    Brenee Goforth, February 6, 2020
  • Post

    CMS altered bond projects without telling the public, board

    The Charlotte Observer has the scoop: Less than three years ago, voters overwhelmingly approved the biggest school bond package in Mecklenburg County history — nearly $1 billion to build new classrooms, repair old buildings and relieve overcrowding. But documents show that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administrators last year scaled back plans…
    Terry Stoops, February 5, 2020
  • Post

    Grading standards matter

    In a recent Fordham Institute study, Seth Gershenson of American University examined Algebra I grades and test scores from North Carolina public school students to determine if tougher grading standards raised student test scores and produced other positive outcomes.  He summarizes his findings for EducationNext: Students assigned to…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2020
  • Post

    WTVD dunks on the N.C. Association of Educators

    This teacher pay story is solid gold.  From WTVD reporter Julie Wilson: Back to May of 2019, that massive rally left no room on the stage for Republicans to speak, despite a request from the State Treasurer made in advance with hopes of explaining benefits. “Many folks asked us to…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2020