K-12 education (page 8)

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    2021 Education Next Poll: Strong Support for Annual Testing Requirements

    More from the 2021 Education Next poll released this week. While many parents believe that children take too many tests throughout the school year, respondents agreed that federal testing requirements for math and reading should remain in place.  This includes a majority of teachers (52%).
    Terry Stoops, August 31, 2021
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    2021 Education Next Poll: Teacher Unions are Unpopular

    Education Next released its 2021 poll this week.  As usual, the poll offers tremendous insight into public opinion about public schools and other education matters. First up: teacher unions. A majority of teachers (68%) and Democrats (50%) believe that unions have a positive effect.  No one else agrees.  Remarkably,…
    Terry Stoops, August 31, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case challenging the state’s voter ID and tax-cap constitutional amendments. The latest CJ Opinion examines a pair of court cases that explore just how closely a public charter school is tied to state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
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    Video of Brutal Fight and Shooting at New Hanover High School in Wilmington

    No child should be compelled to remain in this unsafe environment. Scene from inside New Hanover HS (Wilmington NC) this morning. School is on lockdown as gunshots are heard towards end of clip. No further details at this time. @WWAY @FoxNews @nsjnews…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2021
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    Billboard Campaign Urges Teachers To Cut Ties With NCAE

    RALEIGH – As teachers across North Carolina begin one of the most challenging school years of their careers, the John Locke Foundation today launched a statewide campaign to provide them with the tools to reject politics in the classroom and neutralize pressure to conform.  “Leave NCAE” is a combined billboard…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021
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    Public Schools Face Moment of Truth

    Rick Moran writes for PJMedia.com about a major challenge for American public schools. The public school system in America is in crisis — the worst crisis since the forced bussing and integration issues of the 1970s. Simply put, parents and students have lost faith in the school system…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2021
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    Promoting Liberalism While Targeting Critical Race Theory

    Aaron Sibarium writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a strategy for fighting Critical Race Theory without sacrificing a liberal approach to education. As bills banning critical race theory swept through red state legislatures this summer, a common critique of the laws emerged: CRT bans may be legal,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2021
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    Masking Young Children Criticized

    Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for National Review Online about a troubling response to COVID-19. When I found out that our local school district would begin the school year with staff and students in masks — again — I asked what measurement they were using to determine when this…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2021