School choice (page 3)

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    Barr Sounds Alarm About Government-Run Schools

    Rob Crilly of DailyMail.com reports a recent warning from former U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Former Attorney General Bill Barr denounced what he called ‘militantly secularist government-run schools’ as the greatest threat to religious liberty in the country as he made his first speech since leaving government. ‘The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2021
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    Teacher Union Poll Shows Solid Support for Private School Vouchers

    I finally reviewed the recent poll commissioned by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE).  A progressive firm called brilliant corners Research & Strategies surveyed 804 North Carolinians in early April.             This doesn’t mean that the poll is flawless.  For…
    Terry Stoops, May 14, 2021
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    Message to Biden: Leave Homeschooling Alone

    James Mason writes for National Review Online about troubling proposals for federal intervention into homeschooling. Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet gained notoriety last April when her law-review article calling for a “presumptive ban” of homeschooling went viral. That was, of course, right around when another notorious viral event…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a recent meeting that exposed basic problems with North Carolina’s alcohol regulations. Bob Luebke’s CJ Opinion touts the value of learning-loss education savings accounts. Brian Balfour’s CJ Opinion asks whether identity politics is a distraction.
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2021
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    Rep. Virginia Foxx: Biden Chooses Teacher Unions Over Kids

    She doesn’t mince words in this column published by Roll Call. North Carolina’s 5th District Congresswoman, Virginia Foxx, calls out the Biden administration for failing to oppose the teacher unions and ensure that school-aged kids quickly get back into the classroom. She notes that only 46% of kids are…
    Donna Martinez, May 3, 2021
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    Black Nebraska Democrat calls out school choice hypocrisy

    Caroline Downey writes at National Review Online about a welcome defense of parental school choice. During a speech before the Nebraska legislature, Democratic state senator Justin Wayne promised to vote against a school choice bill if his colleagues agreed to send their kids to the public school system.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on parents’ stories supporting enhanced school choice in North Carolina. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion highlights three ways Democrats undermine the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Wake County Democratic legislator’s misguided assessment of Opportunity Scholarships. The latest CJ Opinion focuses on unusual circumstances linked to the N.C. Supreme Court’s latest 4-3 split.
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2021