Charter schools (page 18)

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    New Poll Shows North Carolina Voters Favor School Choice Policies

    From the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice: The “North Carolina K-12 & School Choice Survey” found 65 percent of voters support charter schools and tax-credit scholarships for private schools; 15 percent opposed charter schools and 23 percent opposed the scholarships. Education savings accounts were supported by 56 percent…
    Terry Stoops, September 13, 2012
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    More evidence that school choice works

    A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study written by a few Ivy League economists concluded that students who won a school choice lottery had significantly higher test scores and fewer suspensions and absences than those who did not. In “The Effect of School Choice on Intrinsic Motivation and…
    Terry Stoops, August 20, 2012
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    Charter schools outperform districts again

    Once again, the average performance composite score of charter schools beat the district school average. The performance composite is the percentage of students’ scores in each school that were at or above grade level on state end-of-grade and end-of-course tests.  Admittedly, I am not a fan of comparing average…
    Terry Stoops, August 3, 2012
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    N&O: Education reformers must fall in line

    Do not read the latest News & Observer communiqué on education reform in North Carolina.  I will save you time by summarizing it for you: Education reformers – give up. The editors of the N&O contend, “[T]here’s a grating edge to many of the “education reform” proposals we’ve seen lately.
    Terry Stoops, July 13, 2012
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    CER: NC voters embrace parental choice

    According to a survey commissioned by the Center for Education Reform in Washington, D.C., there is strong support for school choice and charter schools among North Carolina voters. Here are the highlights: North Carolina strongly supports charter schools. 70 percent of surveyed North Carolinians say they support “allowing communities…
    Terry Stoops, July 12, 2012
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    John Wilson: Eliminate charter schools

    In an op-ed published in the News & Observer, John I. Wilson, former executive director of the National Education Association, outlines a plan to eliminate charter schools. Of course, he is not explicit about it.  Instead, he argues that the states should “bring charter schools back under the umbrella…
    Terry Stoops, June 29, 2012
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    Best high schools in NC

    Newsweek released their list of the nation’s best high schools.  You can also get a Best High School Bumper Sticker. North Carolina had six schools in the top 150.  Three of them are charter schools and two others are nontraditional high schools. 17. Early College at…
    Terry Stoops, May 22, 2012
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    A new way to look at public education in North Carolina

    Courtesy of Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC):…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2012