By A.P. Dillon On November 21st, Governor Pat McCrory sent a letter to Attorney General Roy Cooper, asking him to have the state of North Carolina join South Carolina in an amicus brief regarding the case involving G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board. The letter to Cooper notes…
They say people vote with their feet. If that’s the case, the steady increase of students into local charter schools and home schools should not go unnoticed – by educators or taxpayers.
Fights and crime at Wake County Schools raise troubling issues. Looking at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) discipline report that includes "reportable crimes” statistics, Wake County Schools had a total of 563 for the 2013-14 school year.
Narratives in public education in North Carolina are many these days in the media. Case in point: the teacher shortage and teacher pay narratives making their way across various counties and weaving through the news cycle.
How would you feel if the Federal government told you that your son or daughter had to share a bathroom or locker room with a student of the opposite sex? Parents in multiple states are finding out. Will parents in North Carolina soon face the same mandate?
So why are ESAs the latest “hot” thing in education? They work. They meet the needs of families and students while spurring innovation, value and efficiency in the schools.
What are ESAs? Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are taxpayer-funded accounts established to provide an education for qualified students.
Note: A previous version of this article stated that the impending audit of the NCAE would be determinative as to whether the teachers’ organization continues to receive its dues checkoff benefit. The Civitas Institute continues to believe that this is the case. However, a staff member from the Auditor’s office reached…
Those who watch state government have had plenty to talk about since the General Assembly passed the state’s new $21.7 billion state budget. Since education is the single largest item in the state budget, here are three things you probably didn’t hear about education spending.
KEA is a prototypical Big Government program that gathers personal data about students from the time they’re little children until adulthood, with insufficient safeguards to ensure the information is kept safe and used fairly.