Education

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…

4 Reasons to Support Education Savings Accounts

4 Reasons to Support Education Savings Accounts

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.

Link  Between Charter Schools and Segregation Is Faulty

Link Between Charter Schools and Segregation Is Faulty

A study linking charter schools with segregation has major weaknesses, which, when taken together, cast a doubt on the validity of its conclusions.

Taxing Private Endowments? A Bad Idea All Around

Taxing Private Endowments? A Bad Idea All Around

Taxing large endowments is not a new idea. Taxing only large private endowments, however, is a new twist.

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