School choice

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    District school teacher: Charters are for “affluent white folks”

    Raise your hand if you’ver heard this one before: charter schools in North Carolina promote racial segregation.  And no matter how many times it’s said, you can count on Washington Post’s resident school choice hater Valerie Strauss to give it space on her Answer Sheet blog. Last Friday, Strauss published…
    Terry Stoops, August 13, 2018
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    Reason Foundation references NC in school choice discussion

    The Reason Foundation references North Carolina in an article published online about school choice. These days, kids are heading back to increasingly varied learning experiences that might or might not include anything recognizable as a traditional school. “Nearly 1 in 5 North Carolina students is not attending a traditional…
    Anna Manning, August 10, 2018
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    No, One Limited Study Does Not Prove School Vouchers Don’t Work

    You might be hearing a lot about the new study by Robert Pianta and Arya Ansari, “Does Attendance in Private Schools Predict Student Outcomes at Age 15? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study.”  Recently, opponents of private school choice have touted the study, claiming that it proves that vouchers…
    Terry Stoops, August 9, 2018
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    LISTEN HERE: Latest Head Locke Podcast – Private Education: Rhetoric and Reality

    Head Locke episode 23 – private education and the rhetoric that surrounds it with special guest, Rebekah Howard. Many public school advocates and opponents of private school vouchers dismiss private education based on their belief that private schools offer an academically inferior, socially isolating, and dangerously dogmatic education.  They…
    Anna Manning, July 31, 2018
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    CMS superintendent asserting more power over district

    Charlotte Observer Ann Doss Helms has the details: At the board retreat and in a June meeting with principals, Wilcox says he thinks CMS has swung too far toward freedom. He noted that third-grade reading proficiency, targeted by North Carolina’s General Assembly as a key skill that needs improvement,…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    More than 135,000 N.C. students get their education through homeschooling. Another 101,000 attend private schools. Terry Stoops analyzes the significance of those numbers for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way explains why N.C. taxpayers still pay millions of dollars for an “expired” renewable energy…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2018
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops discusses why 1 in 5 NC students are opting out of traditional public schools

    This marks the third year in a row that enrollment in traditional public schools has declined while enrollment in private, charter, and home schools has been on the rise. 1 in 5 North Carolina students do not attend a traditional public school. John Locke Foundation’s Terry Stoops offered comments on these…
    Anna Manning, July 18, 2018
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    Low-income students see little reason to graduate high school, so they don’t

    You may have heard of the Scared Straight program that sought to use prison visits to keep teens on the right side of the law. It did not. The effort is one of the few programs in the Results First database that had negative social returns on each…
    Joseph Coletti, July 10, 2018