School choice

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    JLF’s Terry Stoops helps celebrate Carolina Charter Academy’s ribbon-cutting ceremony

    In addition to his role as the John Locke Foundation’s in-house K-12 education expert, Terry Stoops is also a driving force behind a charter school — Carolina Charter Academy — near the Wake/Harnett County line. He discussed the school during a recent episode of the “HeadLocke” podcast. Today Stoops…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to help boost charter school enrollment in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal argues that bicyclists who want to share the roads ought to share road costs as well.
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    A school reform battle

    Karl Zinsmeister writes for National Review Online about the fight to reform America’s public schools. Whose argument is this? “The teacher unions currently have no countervailing force. We envision the National Parents Union as being able to . . . redirect the conversation from one about adults to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Branson Inscore reports for Carolina Journal Online on a hometown debate addressing rising health care costs. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains that the recent hubbub surrounding a new Wegmans grocery store in Raleigh could teach N.C. media a lesson about school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    Imagine if they reported on new school options the way they do new grocery stores

    Media and consumers agree: families having more choices is a good thing! This simple insight could improve reporting on charter schools and Opportunity Scholarships.
    Jon Sanders, October 1, 2019
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    NCAE promotes passivity, not empowerment

    Kristy Moore, N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE): “This is a new year and it’s another chance for us as educators to put into perspective what we need to do to ensure that ALL students have a bright future. The children we serve cannot help in which zip code they live,…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2019
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    2019 Education Next Poll is out!

    Results from the 13th annual Education Next survey of public opinion have been released.   Here are the top ten findings: 1. Vouchers and tax credits. The percentage of American adults favoring vouchers that help low-income students cover the cost of private-school tuition has risen to 49% in 2019…
    Terry Stoops, August 20, 2019
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    Baker Mitchell: “The Smear Campaign Against Charters”

    In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, Baker Mitchell, founder of the North Carolina-based Roger Bacon Academy charter schools, confronts charges that North Carolina charters are producing resegregation.  Mitchell writes, Charges of racism are intended to divert attention from the failure of traditional public schools to…
    Terry Stoops, August 14, 2019