School choice

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on congressional action that could hurt public charter schools. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether the 2022 midterm elections will resemble 1994’s Republican tidal wave.
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
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    Lives Transformed: N.C.’s Pro-Child Republican General Assembly Deserves The Credit

    Empowered parents and thriving kids. That’s what it boils down to when we talk about North Carolina’s school choice movement. It’s not anti-district school to support putting mom and dad in the driver’s seat. It’s pro-child. Kids are unique. They have different personalities. Unique aptitudes. Special needs. Individual challenges. Particular…
    Donna Martinez, July 9, 2021
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    NC Schools: Every School Option in North Carolina

    Choosing the right school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task. North Carolina has so many different options for children across the state. We hope this comprehensive list will help you make the right choice in NC schools for your child. Our friends at Parents for Educational Freedom…
    Brenee Goforth, July 7, 2021
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    3 Charter School Facts That Could Change Your Child’s Life

    Do you have to pay tuition for your child to attend a North Carolina public charter school? NO. Do you have to live in a county in order for your child to attend a charter school there? NO. Are charter schools popular?…
    Donna Martinez, July 6, 2021
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    NC DNPE: Estimated homeschool enrollment increased nearly 21% last year

    Wow. The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (NC DNPE) reported that estimated homeschool enrollment was 179,900 last school year, a 20.6% increase from the year before.
    Terry Stoops, July 1, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a public charter school graduate who has come full circle. CJ reports on state lawmakers honoring Gastonia native Thomas Sowell on his 91st birthday. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion reminds us about John Hancock’s “giant middle finger against tyranny.’…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2021
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    The COVID-19 Exodus from Traditional Public Schools

    Philip Klein of National Review Online documents the pandemic-related flight from traditional public education. The public school system in the United States lost nearly 1.3 million students over the 2020-21 school year, Education Week reports, based on its analysis of currently available state-level data. That represents a drop…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a celebration for the 25th anniversary of North Carolina’s charter school law. John Hood’s CJ Opinion urges policymakers to stop kicking the can on Social Security reform.
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2021