The February issue of Capitol Connection highlights the long and growing support for school choice in North Carolina. The January school choice poll oversampled minority households and continues to bring attention to the growing disconnect between many lawmakers and constituents on education.
Education continues to drive so much of the political debate in the state with many politicians, particularly Gov. Roy Cooper, activists, and the NCAE stressing the need to spend more on the current public system, while others want more options for their children.
In a recent State of the Union address, President Donald Trump aggressively advocated for more school choice options.
In this issue, Andy Jackson suggests that North Carolina may be trending slightly more Republican due to voter registration numbers but the variable of political division will continue to make North Carolina a toss-up state that is difficult to predict.
Civitas President Donald Bryson pens an essay on North Carolina’s role at the Constitutional Convention and an endorsement of the ideas behind the Convention of States Project.