K-12 education (page 8)

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    N.C. fares well on school choice purchasing power ranking

    EdChoice ranks private school choice programs based on their purchasing power, that is, a comparison of “each program’s most recent per-pupil spending to the state’s (or D.C.’s) average per-pupil spending in public schools.”  EdChoice researchers evaluated 63 programs, including three from North Carolina. Two of North Carolina’s programs –…
    Terry Stoops, January 24, 2019
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    School choice week: Stossel labels it a ‘noble cause’

    John Stossel explains his support for school choice in a TownHall.com column. School choice is a noble cause. In much of America, parents have little or no control over where their kids attend school. Local governments assign schools by ZIP code. Having choice is better. Whether it’s vouchers,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a dispute between Gov. Roy Cooper and state legislators over the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. Lindsay Marchello reports on the future of school choice in North Carolina. The Daily Journal explains how a key provision of the N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2019
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    Poll shows strong support for school choice in N.C.

    The Civitas Institute released a poll today that shows broad support for school choice among registered voters. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Parents should have the ability to choose where their child attends school. Strongly Agree: 70% Somewhat Agree: 22%…
    Terry Stoops, January 23, 2019
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    School choice week: Choice helps kids learn

    Nick Gillespie of the libertarian Reason Foundation explores a key question tied to school choice. Does increasing choice yield better results from an educational perspective? Here’s some evidence about choice programs that get students into private schools from A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on School Choice, by…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2019
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    Address bullying through school choice

    No student should have to endure three years – or even three minutes – of bullying at their school.  Thank goodness this family was able to find Cornerstone Christian Academy. Unfortunately, thousands of children do not have the resources to escape schools that subject them to psychological and physical harm. …
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2019
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    NC charter law: 14th in the nation

    The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released their annual ranking of the nation’s 44 charter school laws, and North Carolina reached no. 14 this year.
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2019
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    School choice week: How more parental choice could help those on the left coast

    Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute takes an interesting approach to the Los Angeles public school teachers’ strike. Conventional analyses of the Los Angeles teachers strike present the public with a false dichotomy: is the teachers union right or is the school district right? The reality is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019