vouchers (page 6)

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    N&O: Illusions of grandeur

    An anti-voucher editorial in the News & Observer makes the following argument: It is ironic that as Wake County seeks a new superintendent for a stellar public system that’s delivering a quality education to 150,000 students, there are those in the legislature who would undermine that effort by steering…
    Terry Stoops, May 30, 2013
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    Voucher research: The whole story

    The state House will consider a means-tested voucher bill (HB 944) in committee today.  That means that you’ll read and hear a lot of nonsense and half-truths about the success of private school vouchers.  If you want the whole story, read School Vouchers: From Friedman to the Finish…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2013
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    Vouchers in Milwaukee

    Opponents of school vouchers are using Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as an example of the “failure” of vouchers to deliver a high-quality education.  Has the Milwaukee voucher program been a failure, as many public school advocates believe?  I’ll pass along this quote from an op-ed by Patrick Wolf and…
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2013
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    Looking for the facts about vouchers?

    Of course you are!  The John Locke Foundation has you covered.  Read School Vouchers: From Friedman to the Finish Line and send a copy to all of the school choice “haters” out there. And remember: Preschool families and college students receive vouchers to attend the private institution of their…
    Terry Stoops, April 16, 2013
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    Educators, parents, children discuss school choice

    Today, Speaker Thom Tillis heard from educators, parents, and children about the need for private school choice in North Carolina.  Here is a scene from the meeting, which was held in the NC House chamber.
    Terry Stoops, April 10, 2013
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    2013 PEFNC Education Poll

    Results from the 2013 PEFNC Education Poll are in!  Bottom line: Voters want choice for families and flexibility for districts. Do you support or oppose giving local public school districts more flexibility in making decisions on how to fund and run their schools? Support           72% Oppose          13% Not sure        …
    Terry Stoops, April 2, 2013
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    Vouchers help African-American students go to college

    The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment: Experimental Evidence from New York City is a new Brookings Institution/Harvard University study written by Matthew M. Chingos and Paul E. Peterson.  Chingos and Peterson concluded that vouchers “increased the overall college enrollment rate among African-Americans by 24 percent.” The authors…
    Terry Stoops, August 23, 2012
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    School choice in Sweden

    Sweden’s government-funded voucher program began in 1992.  The Swedish voucher system allows any religious, non-profit, cooperative, or for-profit corporation to operate a school, but it must obtain approval from the Swedish National Agency for Education (NAE) to do so.  All families are eligible.  The school may not select students or charge…
    Terry Stoops, July 11, 2012