Education

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.

Bill Seeks to Rein In Educational Bureaucracy

Bill Seeks to Rein In Educational Bureaucracy

The NC Senate has before it a bill to rein in a program that would collect and store intimate data about children in public schools, all while requiring parents to waive their right to be involved in discussions about their child's health.

School Choice Event Resources

School Choice Event Resources

Access the academic study examining the relationship between school choice and a community's economic growth. Also available are the authors' presentations from the July 15 event.

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…

School Testing Must Be Reined In – Part I

School Testing Must Be Reined In – Part I

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.

School Choice: The Engine of a Growing Economy?

School Choice: The Engine of a Growing Economy?

Choice and competition in education yield stronger schools, better academic performance, and better community outcomes. But can robust school choice actually drive economic growth? That’s the topic of an evening event that promises a lively discussion. Participants include: John Allison, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Dr. Nathan Gray and Dr. Bart Danielsen. Join…

Questioning the Narrative of “Underfunded” Public Schools in Low-Income Areas

Questioning the Narrative of “Underfunded” Public Schools in Low-Income Areas

The narrative of public schools in low-income areas being starved of resources is well worn and unquestioned in education policy circles. A closer look at the data, however, shows poor counties receive higher levels of education funding.

Records Show Bias Against Conservative Groups at UNC

Records Show Bias Against Conservative Groups at UNC

A UNC event shows how the conversation about “diversity” on college campuses specifically excludes those who do not agree with the higher education establishment.

NC Higher Ed Funding: Facts Squelch Claims

NC Higher Ed Funding: Facts Squelch Claims

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…

Impending Audit Could Spell End for NCAE Dues Check Off

Impending Audit Could Spell End for NCAE Dues Check Off

Neither the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) nor the Office of the State Auditor is any stranger to media attention. Between the NCAE’s dues check off litigation and the State Auditor’s recent report on corruption at DHHS, both organizations have seen their share of the limelight. But an impending…

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