K-12 education (page 5)

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    Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue at the Supreme Court

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges the use of the state’s Blaine amendment to torpedo a tax credit scholarship law. Blaine amendments prohibit the state from directly or indirectly allocating government dollars to faith-based organizations or programs.  North Carolina…
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest court order in the long-running Leandro school funding court case. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges reforms that would boost access to affordable housing.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    JLF mentioned in new anti-choice book

    In “Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools,” Diane Ravitch calls the John Locke Foundation (and other free-market groups) “disrupters.”  That is flattering.  We are disrupters of the status quo that she champions. (By the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 21, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Parents Choose

    One in five of North Carolina’s school-aged kids is educated outside a traditional public school classroom. Join us Monday when we host entrepreneur and school-choice advocate Bob Luddy. Lundy’s presentation is part of National School Choice Week.
    Donna Martinez, January 21, 2020
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    NCAE tests the waters for a teacher strike

    According to the Citizen Times, the NCAE Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus, the extreme left-wing of N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), “is circulating surveys online that ask teachers how many days of work they’d be willing to miss in order to obtain more funding…
    Terry Stoops, January 20, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about arguments over links between school spending and student performance. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns that partisan battles will extend beyond just the suburbs in North Carolina this year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    The case against paying for master’s degrees in education

    From an article featured in Washington Monthly: The problem is that education master’s programs generally don’t produce better teachers. While programs vary greatly, and some stand above the rest, the teachers I interviewed told me that they had spent too much time on theory and not enough on practical teaching…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2020