K-12 education (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak and Lindsay Marchello report for Carolina Journal Online on a stopgap spending measure that cleared the N.C. House Wednesday. The Daily Journal focuses on the partisan divide surrounding a pay-as-you-go plan for statewide school construction.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
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    Cooper panders to union by proposing phase-out of voucher programs

    Governor Cooper released a compromise budget yesterday that included the discontinuation of funding for North Carolina’s school choice programs.  The press release outlines a plan that would “Maintain private school vouchers in the base budget for those who now use them, but do not include additional money or special…
    Terry Stoops, July 10, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Charter schools likely to become part of Leandro debate

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on the recent discussion of charter schools around the Leandro court case debate. Marchello explains: The Leandro case began in 1994, when five rural school districts sued the state, arguing they couldn’t raise enough tax revenue locally to provide an education for their students on…
    Brenee Goforth, July 10, 2019
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    We have no national school board, and that’s a good thing

    Yuval Levin reminds National Review Online readers that the U.S. Department of Education does not function as a national school board. Last week, Joe Biden joined the bandwagon of Democrats (started by Elizabeth Warren this year) promising to name a public-school teacher to be Secretary of Education if…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on Greg Murphy’s victory in North Carolina’s 3rd District Republican congressional primary. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why school spending debates require context.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019
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    Sell the Big Mac, rather than complaining that Burger King has onion rings

    On October 12, Public Schools First NC and Great Schools In Wake are hosting an event, Impact of Privatizing Public Schools: A Crisis in the Making.  Here is the description of the event: To celebrate 10 years of advocacy for public schools, we invite you join us…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on an omnibus alcohol regulation bill heading to the N.C. House floor. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal explains how the General Assembly’s school construction plan would be “faster, cheaper, better” than a statewide school bond.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2019
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    Becki Gray: 17 Things In Conference Budget That Protect and Promote Freedom

    Do you know what’s in the North Carolina state budget Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed? JLF’s Becki Gray takes a look and finds lots of reasons to celebrate. She’s calling it North Carolina’s Freedom Budget. Here are 3 of the 17 reasons. By restraining spending growth to…
    Donna Martinez, July 5, 2019