School choice

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    Guilford County Schools’ chief of staff’s teacher pay claim questioned

    Today, the U.S. House Education & Labor Committee held a hearing, “Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America’s Students,” that included Dr. Sharon Contreras, the superintendent of Guilford County Schools (GCS). There was plenty of passionate debate during the committee meeting, but the…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2019
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    Has Durham Public Schools learned anything from parents who opt out?

    Here is a passage from a recent op-ed published in the News & Observer, Families choosing to not enroll in Durham Public Schools give us the important message that they don’t think their needs will be met. We need to listen to them and learn from that feedback — but…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2019
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    “Physics and economics are two sides of the same coin”

    “Hierarchy is not imposed, it is natural,” Duke professor Adrian Bejan told J. Peder Zane in a recent interview. “Equality, however, is artificial, because it violates the law of evolution in nature.” Bejan comes to this conclusion because “physics and economics are two sides of the same coin,” and…
    Joseph Coletti, February 6, 2019
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    Charter school membership by district

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the latest charter school membership data.  DPI researchers calculated the average daily membership (ADM) of charter schools as a percentage of total public school enrollment.
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has added Opportunity Scholarship vouchers, disability grants, and education savings accounts to its school choice program in recent years. Terry Stoops analyzes each of these choices during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti discusses a recent scandal involving local sales taxes in…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    School choice week: Debunking myths

    Tim Keller writes for the U.S. Education Department’s “Home Room” blog about myths designed to hurt support for school choice. As we celebrate National School Choice Week, myths abound concerning educational choice programs such as vouchers, scholarship tax credits, and education savings account programs. Those who oppose empowering…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina could take a modest step toward reforming its capital gains tax. Roy Cordato recommends capping that tax at its current rate. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. As National School Choice Week concludes, Terry Stoops recaps North Carolina’s recent achievements…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Raleigh rally celebrating National School Choice Week. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why it’s time to reconsider North Carolina’s franchise tax.
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019