A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows they are open to options for schools, assessment of students, and education funding.
A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows they are open to options for schools, assessement of students, and education funding.
In Part I, we discussed why parents, teachers and the public in general think schools do too much testing. After all, the average public school student will take 18 standardized tests and be engaged in 106 hours of state and federal testing before they graduate. It’s time to look at…
If you want to find an education issue where there seems to be universal agreement in North Carolina, talk about testing. Most everyone agrees we subject our kids to too much of it.
Ever since Republicans gained majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly in 2010 and won the governor’s office in 2012, Democrats and Progressives have lamented the decline of higher education and especially the University of North Carolina System. Anyone who reviews the snapshots can only conclude the conventional wisdom doesn’t…
School choice remains a top education priority for the North Carolina General Assembly. Now North Carolinians may be getting a peek at what the next iteration of school choice may look like.
A study linking charter schools with segregation has major weaknesses, which, when taken together, cast a doubt on the validity of its conclusions.
Taxing large endowments is not a new idea. Taxing only large private endowments, however, is a new twist.
If parents do not submit a form, principals will supply “deficiency statement” to parents. They have 30 days from the time a “deficiency statement” is issued to supply a form to the school.
America needs a better-educated work force – but President Obama’s plan for “free” community college is not the way to get it. By 2020, two in three jobs will require some higher education to perform. These realities have helped to propel Obama’s recent proposal to make the first two years…