Author: Bob Luebke

Untangling Budget Plans Regarding Teacher Assistants

Untangling Budget Plans Regarding Teacher Assistants

The best way to break the impasse is for the General Assembly to follow the state Senate’s lead and trim the number of TAs while increasing the number of teachers when it finalizes a spending plan for K-12 education.

Cut This, Go Home:  Reducing TA’s in Favor of Smaller Classes Is a Wise Investment

Cut This, Go Home: Reducing TA’s in Favor of Smaller Classes Is a Wise Investment

This specific article addresses one of the largest sticking points between the House and Senate budget plans: funding for teacher assistants vs. smaller class sizes.

School Choice: Benefits Are More than Academic

School Choice: Benefits Are More than Academic

Recent Civitas research looked at how school choice in Wake Forest might affect the community's growth, and the findings do suggest such educational options may promote the local economy.

NC Voters Support Ed Savings Accounts

NC Voters Support Ed Savings Accounts

A recent Civitas Poll shows ESAs are popular in North Carolina – with almost every group and region – especially when the accounts are available to all families.

Court: Greenlight Educational Freedom; The Case Against it is Weak

Court: Greenlight Educational Freedom; The Case Against it is Weak

The recent decision by the State Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of school vouchers has turned supporters toward the future and critics toward raising the volume on public discussion. Progressives objected loudly,however, their objections miss the mark.

Charter School Update: a Mixed Bag

Charter School Update: a Mixed Bag

While charter schools continue to attract students and expand in record numbers, the current legislative session can best be described as a mixed bag.

School Choice Event Resources

School Choice Event Resources

Videos from the July 15 School Choice event featuring John Allison, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and the study's authors are now available! Click here to see the presentations from this important event.

Poll Reveals Voters’ Views on Education

Poll Reveals Voters’ Views on Education

A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows they are open to options for schools, assessment of students, and education funding.

 

Poll Reveals NC Voters’ Views on Education

A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows they are open to options for schools, assessement of students, and education funding.

How to Reform Testing (Part II)

How to Reform Testing (Part II)

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…

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