Charter schools (page 6)

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    Durham should focus less on charters, more on its own racial disparities

    At a community forum last week, Durham Public Schools superintendent Pascal Mubenga said that, due to charter schools, “If Durham is not careful, its schools will become segregated like they were in the 1950s.” Days after Dr. Mubenga made those remarks, the Herald Sun reported, Meanwhile, in Durham…
    Terry Stoops, January 26, 2018
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    The transformation of Superintendent Pascal Mubenga

    Durham Public Schools (DPS) superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga raise some eyebrows with his recent remarks about charter schools.  According to the News & Observer, If parents would check charter school achievement data, they would see for themselves that those schools are not serving students well, he said. “Go on…
    Terry Stoops, January 19, 2018
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    Charter school expansion: N&O style

    According to an inane editorial published by the News & Observer, But North Carolina has let charters grow too fast in number without contemplating their effect on regular public schools – and without GOP legislators bolstering funding for regular schools to offset the losses from more charters. I have…
    Terry Stoops, January 16, 2018
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Warns Against Complacency In Charter School Movement

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, explains his fears about complacency within the N.C. public charter school movement. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch Terry and then read his full analysis of the potential consequences…
    Donna Martinez, December 14, 2017
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    Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education meets today

    Governor Cooper’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education meets today. The mission of the group is to “assess the State of North Carolina’s ability to staff schools with competent, well-trained teachers and principals and the State’s commitment of resources to public education.”  Let’s face it.  The mission of…
    Terry Stoops, November 30, 2017
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    N.C. Association for Public Charter Schools Executive Director responds to criticism of charters

    Rhonda Dillingham, the executive director of the N.C. Association for Public Charter Schools, has a message for critics of charter schools. “Parents across this state have spoken. They are tired of the status quo. They support school choice,” Dillingham said. “Public charter schools are here to stay.” Dillingham is responding…
    Lindsay Marchello, November 8, 2017
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    Will Mecklenburg’s schools of choice benefit from CMS board election?

    Residents of Mecklenburg County had an opportunity to set a new course for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), which is seeing flat enrollment growth due, in part, to the availability of home, private, and charter schools.  Yet, as Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer notes, there’s “not likely to…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2017