School choice

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Even political junkies might know little about N.C. elections beyond the races for president, governor, and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson analyzes recent developments in other important statewide races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses learning loss among public school students tied…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    Reason Foundation and Civitas Institute publish ESA study

    Dr. Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation, and the Civitas Institute just published a new study of North Carolina’s Education Savings Account (ESA) Program.  In “Funding Students Instead of Systems The Economic Impacts of Statewide Education Savings Accounts in North Carolina,” DeAngelis concludes, Applying cautious estimates from…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2020
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    National Review highlights poll of school choice in NC and other swing states

    National Review staff writer Alexandra Desanctis writes, The poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports between late August and early September, surveying about 5,000 likely voters in five key swing states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. The survey found that between two-thirds and three-quarters of those voters support…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the contest between two candidates vying to be North Carolina’s next superintendent of public instruction. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights big job losses in metro areas.
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Civitas Institute poll finds strong support for the Opportunity Scholarship Program (that Democrats want to destroy)

    According to the good folks at the Civitas Institute, most likely voters favor the Opportunity Scholarship Program, and a majority of respondents would be less likely to vote for a candidate that would end the program. Democrats such as Gov. Roy Cooper, superintendent of public instruction candidate Jen Mangrum,…
    Terry Stoops, September 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Association of Educators’ plea for teachers to lobby against reopening elementary schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how traditional district school closings have boosted homeschooling.
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge has approved a courtroom deal that could lead to billions of dollars in new spending on N.C. public schools in the years ahead. Terry Stoops analyzes this latest development in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020