K-12 education

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    AOC, NYC mayor push counterproductive school admissions changes

    David Marcus of the Federalist examines implications of the latest school admissions proposals from New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The battle over the admissions standards at New York City’s elite public high schools has heated up again. After having failed to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    How Much Is Enough?

    The new state operating budget devotes more tax dollars to public education — $500 million more — and delivers an average 6.5% pay raise to teachers — the fifth pay raise in a row. Yet despite these facts, and despite the reality that taxpayer appropriations to public education dominate the…
    Donna Martinez, July 23, 2018
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    WATCH: JLF’s Terry Stoops analyzes plan to let cities use tax money for schools

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses a bill that would allow N.C. municipalities to use tax money for schools. Stoops offered these comments during the May 30, 2018, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH.  …
    Donna Martinez, May 31, 2018
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    What’s the Driving Factor Behind the Municipal Charter Schools Bill?

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses a key factor driving the push for legislation authorizing municipal charter schools. Stoops offered these comments during the May 21, 2018, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2018
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    Yes, the NC Association of Educators IS a Union

    John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answers host Tom Campbell’s question about the N.C. Association of Educators’ status as a labor union. This exchange took place during the May 18, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH. Key quote: “There is absolutely no question that the NCAE fits…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2018
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    Wall Street Journal Talks With Our Terry Stoops About Teacher Protest

    North Carolina is again national news, this time for the teacher protest planned by the North Carolina Association of Educators. Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s take: Republican House Speaker Tim Moore said teachers aren’t giving the legislature credit for increasing teacher pay for the past four years, with another…
    Donna Martinez, May 16, 2018
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    “There isn’t a vision here for increasing student achievement”

    The News & Observer reports on the wish list from the group organizing Wednesday’s rally and protest by educators at the General Assembly. On Monday, the North Carolina Association of Educators released its priorities for the march, which coincides with the opening day of this year’s state legislative session.
    Donna Martinez, May 15, 2018