School choice

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    The Espinoza ruling and educational freedom

    Neal McCluskey argues in a Washington Examiner column that there’s more to educational freedom than winning the Espinoza case in the U.S. Supreme Court. School choice advocates are in pretty good moods right now. The Supreme Court ruled that if a state has a school choice program, it…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    National Review editors say good riddance to Blaine Amendments

    Editors at National Review Online praise a U.S. Supreme Court ruling with significant implications for school choice. It took a century and a half, but the Supreme Court finally rejected the Blaine amendments. The Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is a victory for religious…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a big win to school choice supporters. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should say no to targeted tax breaks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    Campbell University tackles myths about homeschooling

    A superb article from Campbell University Magazine: “In the world of social media and the internet, homeschoolers are far from living the sequestered and family-focused lifestyle they once endured,” [student Brianna] Fanning says. “We had access to co-ops, weekly classes with other students in the area, travel team…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Carolina Rebound offers guide to winning economic recovery

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how JLF’s new Carolina Rebound will help guide North Carolina to winning the economic recovery. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at and
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2020
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    AFC poll: 40% of families are more likely to homeschool, enroll in virtual schools

    The American Federation for Children (AFC) released results from a new national poll.  (All AFC polling can be found at According to the survey, 40% of families say they are more likely to homeschool or enroll in virtual schools after lockdowns end.  For…
    Terry Stoops, May 15, 2020
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    Martin Center column explores benefits of homeschooling

    Brian Ray and Carlos Valiente write for the Martin Center about homeschooling’s academic and social benefits. Homeschooling works. The roughly 2 million children who currently learn at home join a millennia-old practice supported by many government officials, scholars, college officials, and employers. While mainstream America has embraced homeschooling as…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2020
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    Survey: Parents want schools to remain closed until there is no health risk

    The National Parents Union partnered with Echelon Insights to conduct a coronavirus impact survey.  Of the 500 parents that responded to the online survey, two-thirds say that they do not want schools to reopen unless there is no health risk. State education leaders need to begin thinking about…
    Terry Stoops, May 12, 2020