school choice

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    Rep. Virginia Foxx: Biden Chooses Teacher Unions Over Kids

    She doesn’t mince words in this column published by Roll Call. North Carolina’s 5th District Congresswoman, Virginia Foxx, calls out the Biden administration for failing to oppose the teacher unions and ensure that school-aged kids quickly get back into the classroom. She notes that only 46% of kids are…
    Donna Martinez, May 3, 2021
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    New poll shows incredible support for increasing school choice funding

    Spry Strategies recently conducted a U.S. Senate Republican primary and issue poll on behalf of the John Locke Foundation and Carolina Journal. Spry Strategies surveyed 700 North Carolinians that were likely to vote in the Republican primary in 2022.  In addition to questions about declared candidates in the U.S.
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2021
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    Bill to improve choice programs advances

    Prospects for expanded educational choice in North Carolina when the North Carolina House of Representatives passed the Equity in Opportunity Act (HB 32) on straight party line vote, 69-49. The legislation makes changes to the state’s three school choice programs. The bill would increase the voucher for the Opportunity…
    Bob Luebke, April 14, 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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    Support for school choice continues to grow; thank Gov. Cooper

    Who would have guessed it?  Governor Roy Cooper’s handling – or mishandling – of Coronavirus pandemic and school re-openings has generated record interest in school choice and expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina. The evidence keeps mounting. In January, a John Locke Civitas School Choice Poll found a plurality…
    Bob Luebke, March 5, 2021
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    Pandemic prescription for school kids: an education savings account

    State legislators are rightly concerned about how kids are faring in a virtual learning environment. Some may have adapted well, but others are being left behind. We can’t have that. But there’s a better way to help struggling kids than six weeks of summer school, according to Locke’s Bob…
    Donna Martinez, February 18, 2021
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    Civitas Poll: just 7.5% give their local public school an “A”

    Pollsters for the new Civitas Poll asked likely registered voters in North Carolina a variety of questions about how and where their kids are educated. For example, they were also asked their view of the role a parent should play in choosing where their child attends school. The overwhelming…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2021
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    Civitas Poll: Disapproval for Cooper’s handling of schools

    RALEIGH – After living for months under Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictive rules that have forced most North Carolina public school kids out of the classroom and into online learning, many North Carolina voters aren’t happy with the governor’s handling of school reopenings during COVID-19. A new Civitas Poll released Thursday…
    Donna Martinez, January 28, 2021