School choice (page 123)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Beverly Perdue and her Democratic allies have decried Republican state budget proposals because of the number of potential state government layoffs associated with the GOP plans. What the governor ignores is the offsetting job creation linked to Republicans’ proposed tax cuts. Joseph Coletti offers a more thorough review of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 27, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report profiles the American Renaissance charter school in Statesville. John Hood’s Daily Journal punctures myths about legislative leaders’ proposals for funding public education in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2011
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    N&O on the special needs tax credit bill

    The News & Observer discusses the passage of a special needs tax credit bill under the headline, “Private school aid advances.”  Actually, a rather limited number of parents and special needs kids would receive the “aid.”  Rumor is that these special needs kids would receive an education too! I…
    Terry Stoops, April 27, 2011
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    Wake Schools “central planners” need a wake-up call

    Wake School Board members need to take this article by Don Boudreaux to heart. They continue to live in a dream world where top-down central planning makes sense.  If it works so well with schools why not try the same central planning system with grocery stores and after that…
    Michael Sanera, April 25, 2011
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    Charter schools: More than just “laboratories”

    Those who oppose charter schools, as well as those who say they don’t but really do, have argued that charter schools have not lived up to their promise of being “laboratories of innovation.”  The truth is that innovation is one of six purposes of charter schools, as outlined in the…
    Terry Stoops, April 13, 2011
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    Parental choice: Free or forced?

    Tyler Whittenberg, education and law policy fellow at the N.C. Justice Center, nails it in his latest op-ed.  By “it,” I mean the last line of the piece.  Here is the concluding paragraph of the op-ed: Would you want to send your child to a school that avoids accountability…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As county governments search for ways to pay their bills during tight economic times, some are looking at raising the local sales tax. Michael Sanera discusses the likelihood of future local sales tax increases during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why North Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
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    New at CJO: Traditional public school students recruited to fight charter bill

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details a case of Rutherford County public school students participating in an email campaign against legislation designed to lift North Carolina’s public charter school cap.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011