K-12 education (page 7)

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    Questions about federalizing school choice

    Neal McCluskey writes for the libertarian Cato Institute about the potential danger of increasing the federal government’s role in school choice. He focuses on the $5 billion scholarship program proposed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Bradley Byrne, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. School choice is about individualization…
    Mitch Kokai, March 4, 2019
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    Yes, charter schools were designed to foster competition

    Douglas Price, the 2019 North Carolina Burroughs Wellcome Fund Charter School Teacher of the Year, falls victim to groupthink in his latest EdNC article, Replacing the cap on charter schools forces charter schools to return to their original mission. Proponents of charters, like Terry Stoops of the…
    Terry Stoops, February 28, 2019
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    The growth of school choice in North Carolina

    Never gets old……
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops to News & Record: Addressing school facilities needs requires fresh ideas

    JLF’s Terry Stoops writes for News & Record that plans laid out by Congress fail to find long term solutions to school facilities needs: Both plans fail to articulate a long-term plan for addressing our needs.   They would give the state an even larger role in…
    Anna Manning, February 27, 2019
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    EdBuild: NC funds its schools equitably

    Some education advocacy organizations claim that North Carolina does not fund its school equitably, that is, the state fails to provide additional funding to its highest need public school students.  But those analyses are based on local funding differentials that fail to take into account state funding, which is, by…
    Terry Stoops, February 26, 2019
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    What happens when judges make up facts

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins overturned two constitutional amendments approved by voters in November, arguing that the General Assembly are “usurpers” who “did not represent the people of North Carolina.” John Hood explains how this fact-free ruling will endanger Democrats and invite “chaos and confrontation.” In his…
    Joseph Coletti, February 26, 2019
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    More teacher union strikes reported

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest instances of teacher union walkouts. Teachers unions are increasingly using strikes as a bargaining tactic in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that allows public sector dissidents to opt out of paying union dues. West Virginia…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Governor, media place different emphasis on armed officers in school

    John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal on the continued debate over school safety: The top page-one headline trumpeted the news: “Report: Armed police officer needed at every N.C. school.” And the Raleigh News & Observer wasn’t alone. “School safety panel calls for resource officers…
    Anna Manning, February 20, 2019