School choice (page 4)

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    Sen. Burr is planning to support dreadful candidate for U.S. Dept of Education post

    N.C. Sen. Richard Burr plans to support Cindy Marten to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. That would be a mistake. Biden supporter Joe Nathan of the Center for School Change laid out a long list of reasons why Sen. Burr and other members…
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2021
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    A special education savings account may be just the thing to address learning loss for NC students

    We know learning loss from months of remote learning is real. We don’t know how deep and how wide that loss is yet. We know many students are  suffering from failing grades and the despair and loss of confidence failing brings. The students we worry the most about in the…
    Becki Gray, April 16, 2021
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    Yearly reminder that the NC PTA has evolved into a left-wing advocacy group

    The unfortunate decline of PTA in our schools appears to have coincided with the organization’s hard left turn. In fact, the NC PTA legislative agenda is indistinguishable from the priorities of groups like the NC Association of Educators and Public Schools First NC.  For example, the NC PTA opposes school…
    Terry Stoops, April 13, 2021
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    Poll: 69% of Democrats favor school choice

    Yes, even Democrats like the idea of school choice. A new Real Clear Opinion poll for the American Federation of Children shows overwhelming support for empowering parents by giving them choices for how and where their children are educated. The poll found that support for school choice cuts across…
    Donna Martinez, April 8, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the dispute between Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers over Opportunity Scholarships. Donald Bryson’s CJ Opinion highlights the Scottish roots of freedom on National Tartan Day.
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the growth of homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why political fantasies can be costly.
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2021
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    West Virginia sets new school choice standard

    Jayme Metzgar writes for the Federalist about one state’s major turnaround on parental school choice. Last week, with very little noise or fanfare, the West Virginia legislature passed the most expansive Education Savings Account program in America. While ESAs in most states are only open to a small…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate surrounding North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights three promising school initiatives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2021