School choice

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    What’s the Driving Factor Behind the Municipal Charter Schools Bill?

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses a key factor driving the push for legislation authorizing municipal charter schools. Stoops offered these comments during the May 21, 2018, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that critics are raising legal and financial concerns about a bill to permit cities to create charter schools. The Daily Journal explores the importance of this year’s N.C. Supreme Court election.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2018
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    Noon at JLF: Delving Into the History of School Choice

    Save your seat to be with us in person, or join us live on Facebook at 12 Noon. In recent years, anti-voucher activists have advanced the argument that the school choice movement emerged in the 1950s & 60s as part of an attempt to work around the…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2018
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    This WRAL cartoon is revolting

    This WRAL cartoon…                     …is based on this segregation-era image:      …
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2018
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    Burr, Tillis co-sponsor resolution honoring charter schools

    North Carolina’s U.S. senators have joined a group focusing attention on the nation’s public charter schools. The news release below offers details. WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 — United States Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today introduced a resolution celebrating the 19th annual National Charter Schools Week, which…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way profiles the U.S. House District 3 Republican primary for Carolina Journal Online. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines North Carolina’s new Innovative School District for low-performing schools.
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2018
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    Charter school deserts in North Carolina

    According to The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a charter school desert is “three or more contiguous census tracts that have poverty rates greater than 20 percent but that have no charter schools.”  And a new Fordham Institute report says that North Carolina has 14 of them. Nine charter deserts…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2018
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    Charter school market shares by school district

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently published a map of charter school enrollment relative to district schools. Charter enrollment (as a percentage of district school population) is higher in Halifax, Northampton, Person, Vance, and Weldon City schools than in Durham County, which gets all the press.
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2018