K-12 education (page 7)

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    Martin Center Column Explores Math as ‘Struggle for Justice’

    John Staddon writes for the Martin Center about a perversion of elementary math instruction. I was unprepared for what I recently heard in a 2019 speech by a leader in math education, Deborah Loewenberg Ball. While the talk is now two years old, it is very unlikely that her…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021
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    NC high school quiz asks about “glassware to make…meth” and “murdering rednecks with minivans”

    From WTVD: An economics quiz at Kings Mountain High School asked students: “If Josh is trying to become a drug dealer, he is going to need some supplies like glassware to make his meth. Which of the four factors of production would glassware be?” The test also quizzes students…
    Terry Stoops, September 7, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Feature

    A new Carolina Journal Opinion explains that those who oppose a new anti-indoctrination bill for N.C. schools ignore the bill’s actual text.
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper and Winston-Salem officials addressing mental health and gun issues after a shooting at a high school. Charles Fain Lehman’s CJ Opinion highlights what N.C. parents need to know about Critical Race Theory. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2021
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    The pandemic hit female public school students the hardest

    Here is my preliminary analysis of state test score changes by subgroup.  Females and American Indian or Alaska Native students had some of the largest proficiency drops among the reported subgroups.  Asian students fared best. Code Name Subject Grade Type Subgroup Percent Grade-Level Proficient 2019 Percent Grade-Level Proficient 2021…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers sending a school anti-indoctrination bill to Gov. Roy Cooper. John Trump’s CJ Opinion highlights a distiller who’s interested in nurturing communities. Mark Herring’s CJ Opinion laments free-speech “bullies.”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2021
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    10 Reasons NCAE Members Are Leaving The Union

    RALEIGH – Teachers deserve respect. For too long, their voices have been held hostage by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE); their legitimate challenges drowned out by NCAE’s political theatrics and divisive and partisan agenda. To give classroom professionals a real voice, the John Locke Foundation has launched a…
    Donna Martinez, August 31, 2021
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    2021 Education Next Poll: Support for Mask Requirements Vary by Race and Political Affiliation

    My third and final blog post about the 2021 Education Next poll. Majorities of Black, Hispanic, and Democratic respondents strongly support mask requirements.  Parents (47%) and teachers (45%) seem to be on the same page as the general public (44%).  …
    Terry Stoops, August 31, 2021