2020 has been a tough year for North Carolina public schools. Gov. Roy Cooper’s response to the Coronavirus has closed many public schools or morphed them into virtual learning ... Keep Reading
Funding North Carolina Public Schools: Time for a Change?
Funding North Carolina Public Schools: Time for Change? Education is one of the state’s most important responsibilities. That importance is highlighted in the North Carolina ... Keep Reading
Who decides how NC public schools are financed?
Another chapter may soon be added to North Carolina’s long-running school finance case known as Leandro v. State. In July 2017, several plaintiffs and the Charlotte Mecklenburg ... Keep Reading
State Budget: It’s About More Than Numbers
State budgets often contain policies and signals indicating which way the legislature may act on a particular issue. Four examples: Education Lottery makes it possible to ... Keep Reading
$1.9B School Bond Plan about More than Money
Legislators consider adding $1.9 billion school bond for November 2018 ballot There are signs NC’s system for financing school construction is not working very well ... Keep Reading
The smart way to reduce education budgets
With the state forced to come to grips with a $3.7 billion budget deficit everyone knows cuts are coming to the K-12 education, the single biggest item in the state’s general fund ... Keep Reading
NC school funding formulas; changes ahead.
The Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Formulas has been meeting for three years. Yesterday consultants released recommendations to strengthen North Carolina’s ... Keep Reading
NC charter schools: changes coming?
How good is North Carolina’s charter school law? Not very. That according to the Center for Education Reform which gives the Tar Heel state a “D” in a new report on charter ... Keep Reading
School Funding Report; what’s new?
Yesterday the left-leaning NC Justice Center published a report titled: North Carolina’s Public School Funding System: Underfunded, Unclear and Unfair. You needn’t read past the ... Keep Reading
Budget, smudget. What you really need to know.
Trying to understand government spending is a mind-numbing exercise. The proposed operating budget for the Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) for next year will likely be in the ... Keep Reading