Charter schools (page 9)

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    Yes, let’s “throw all this money to charter schools”

    Yesterday, the News & Observer published two articles about North Carolina’s charter schools.  “Should you send your child to a charter school?  Here are the facts” was the less objectionable of two, but that is not to say that it was without fault. The article begins, “The No. 1…
    Terry Stoops, October 10, 2017
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    More on millennials and school choice

    Tommy Schultz gives North Carolina a shout-out in his National Review piece, Why Millennials Support School Choice Legislative momentum has grown in recent years as well. In the past year alone, Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Arizona, and Wisconsin, among others, have enacted or expanded educational choice…
    Terry Stoops, September 15, 2017
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    Millennials like school choice!

    USA Today reports on the latest GenForward survey, Dig down a bit and you’ll find that nearly two-thirds of African-Americans surveyed — 65% — support charter schools, as do 61% of Asian Americans and 58% of Latinos. Support was weakest among white respondents, but it still surpassed a majority…
    Terry Stoops, September 13, 2017
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    Highlights of the NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

    Today, the National Education Association is wrapping up their 2017 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly. While much of the coverage of the meeting has focused on the NEA’s “tougher stance” on charter schools, NEA delegates tackled many issues during their meeting. New Business Item 1 was adopted. …
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2017
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    Greene: Charter failure report is bunk

    On this popular blog, University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene takes a new Fordham Institute report to task. Fordham has a new report out that claims to have discovered three warning signs in charter applications that make those charters more likely to have low-performance in their initial…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2017
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    Charter school opponents on the attack

    N.C. Policy Watch reporter Billy Ball recently published a lengthy piece attacking former Charlotte mayor, charter school founder, and attorney Richard Vinroot for his one-page overview of charter school data and a few extemporaneous remarks about them.  According to the critics quoted in the story, one of Mr.
    Terry Stoops, March 27, 2017
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    N.C. charter law receives a C+ in annual ranking

    The Center for Education Reform (CER) released their annual charter school law report card today.  North Carolina is tied with Texas and Utah for the 12th best charter school law in the nation and is only one point shy of receiving a B. We would improve our grade if…
    Terry Stoops, March 22, 2017
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    School choice key to urban renewal

    Today, EdChoice published “Renewing our Cities: A Case Study on School Choice’s Role in Urban Renewal” by Bartley R. Danielsen, David M. Harrison, Jing Zhao.  According to the authors, Urban economic development resources are often focused on bringing jobs and affordable housing to downtown areas. In contrast, there has…
    Terry Stoops, March 21, 2017