School choice

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    Get working on fixing public schools, white people

    I did not attend the Nikole Hannah-Jones event at Duke University last night, but the News & Observer story about it was striking. “When it comes to your own children, all of a sudden your kids deserve more than other people’s kids. And I understand that. But I think if we’re actually…
    Terry Stoops, October 3, 2018
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    Traditional district schools not parents’ top choice

    Joy Pullman writes for the Federalist that survey results show many parents enroll their children in traditional public schools even though they prefer an alternative. Data can be hard to pin down, but estimates suggest about 4 percent of U.S. kids are now homeschooled. … The 1980s campaign…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With a string of election-related lawsuits either resolved or on hold, North Carolina’s ballot looks fairly well set for November. Rick Henderson assesses key ballots issues in this “blue-moon” election during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why a national group is wrong…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online interviews new state community college system president Peter Hans. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal ponders N.C. municipalities getting into the education business.
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2018
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    School performance grades: Charters outperform districts

    Yes, I am still writing about the 2017-18 accountability results. This year, N.C. Department of Public Instruction analysts did not include a chart that compared district and charter performance grades, so I threw one together.  It shows that, compared to districts, charter schools had a higher percentage of A…
    Terry Stoops, September 5, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If you’re still reeling from bills linked to your child’s school supplies, Terry Stoops has some interesting news for you. He discusses spending on school supplies for parents, teachers, and taxpayers during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes reaction to a recent state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2018
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    Daily Journal: State won’t retreat on school choice

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that the effects of 20 years of school-choice initiatives are impossible to miss this school year. New charter schools are opening all across the state. Some school districts are launching or relaunching their own schools of choice, as magnets or as…
    Anna Manning, August 27, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirms that controversial GenX is used in solar panel components. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina is unlikely to retreat from its support of school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2018