School choice

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    Community, religious leaders gather to support charter school transportation grants

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal: GREENSBORO — Community leaders, school choice advocates, and religious leaders gathered at Next Generation Academy on Monday, April 15, in support of a bill to help charter schools cover the cost of getting students to their classrooms. The Frederick Douglass Foundation of North…
    Anna Manning, April 16, 2019
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    Looks Like Maybe the “Peer Effect” Is Real After All

    The National Bureau of Economic Research has just released a study called “Schools, Neighborhoods, and the Long-Run Effect of Crime-Prone Peers.” Here’s the abstract: This paper examines how elementary-aged peers affect cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes from adolescence to adulthood. We identify effects by exploiting within-school and within-neighborhood…
    Jon Guze, April 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s redistricting dispute recently returned to the national spotlight and the U.S. Supreme Court. Rick Henderson analyzes redistricting developments in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how North Carolina could learn from other states in blocking federal “equitable sharing” programs that lead…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Education needs choice and competition

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: As a policy analyst and opinion journalist, I have spent much of my career advocating the expansion of choice and competition in education. I purposefully use both of those terms, because I think that families making choices and schools competing…
    Anna Manning, April 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a federal court ruling that jeopardizes association health plans. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why education needs choice and competition.
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2019
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    Florida leaders push more school choice

    John Haughey writes for the Washington Free Beacon about the Sunshine State‘s latest school choice initiatives. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate leaders both proposed plans to significantly grow Florida’s school choice programs — already the nation’s largest — before the 2019 legislative session began on March 5. Two…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Referenced in Forbes Article on Gov. Cooper Restricting School Choice

    Governor Cooper isn’t the only Democratic governor going after school choice. Yet Governor Evers isn’t the only Democratic governor seeking to undo programs that increase education choice and opportunities for children and their parents. Evers’ Democratic counterpart in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper, is also making a move to unravel…
    Anna Manning, March 11, 2019
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    Forbes Column Cites JLF’s Terry Stoops On Gov. Cooper’s Rollback Of School Choice

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform looks at Democratic governors who are anti-school choice. Gov. Roy Cooper is front and center in this piece for his proposal to close the door on Opportunity Scholarships, the program that gives low-income families access to a scholarship for private school.
    Donna Martinez, March 11, 2019