K-12 education (page 9)

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    Reason Foundation references NC in school choice discussion

    The Reason Foundation references North Carolina in an article published online about school choice. These days, kids are heading back to increasingly varied learning experiences that might or might not include anything recognizable as a traditional school. “Nearly 1 in 5 North Carolina students is not attending a traditional…
    Anna Manning, August 10, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    We’ve heard the word “socialist” used to describe Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Roy Cordato explains why he believes that label is inaccurate during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes the N.C. School Boards Association’s latest attempt…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2018
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    No, One Limited Study Does Not Prove School Vouchers Don’t Work

    You might be hearing a lot about the new study by Robert Pianta and Arya Ansari, “Does Attendance in Private Schools Predict Student Outcomes at Age 15? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study.”  Recently, opponents of private school choice have touted the study, claiming that it proves that vouchers…
    Terry Stoops, August 9, 2018
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    Obama’s education secretary regrets not having pushed harder for Common Core

    Joy Pullmann writes at the Federalist about former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recap of his tenure at the head of the Obama education team. President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan published a memoir out Tuesday, in which the famously fatuous school leader who continually failed upward says…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that regulations and provider shortages block drug addicts from getting treatment. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on reversing declining math scores among American students.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2018
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    Shameless Durham City Council vote is a declaration of war on charter schools

    Voting “yes” on education revenue bonds for Excelsior Classical Academy would have cost the city no money.  But the Durham City Council voted 5-2 against the measure anyway. Those who opposed the measure explained that they voted to draw a line in the sand between charters and…
    Terry Stoops, August 8, 2018
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    Food program in search of takers

    From the headline to the details, everything about a recent North Carolina Health News story illustrates what is wrong with the way too many government programs try to help. The program in this case is the US Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, which is intended to provide…
    Joseph Coletti, August 8, 2018
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    A disturbing public school conspiracy

    Ilya Feoktistov highlights in a Federalist column the plan a group of public school teachers concocted to indoctrinate their students. Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, a group of public school history teachers in the posh Boston suburb of Newton pledged to reject the “call for objectivity” in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2018