(2.05.09) Close All Bad Schools, Not Just Ones Labeled 'Charter'
There's no reason to distinguish between charter schools and traditional public schools when it comes to pulling the plug on failures.
(11.26.08) Scrap ABCs Program to Make Way for Something Better
New test results released shortly after Election Day yield more evidence that North Carolina's public school testing program is broken beyond repair.
(9.25.08) The Graduation Message
North Carolina's public school systems need to change the way they focus on improving their graduation rates.
(9.19.08) The Graduation Message
Public school educators miss the boat with a week of activities focusing on high school graduation.
(8.07.08) A Cacophony of Coaches
A dysfunctional public school establishment builds its bureaucracy in the never-ending quest to avoid addressing real problems.
(5.30.08) A Session Short on Good Ideas
If lawmakers want to improve North Carolina's public schools, they ought to look beyond policies that have failed in the past.
(2.15.08) Stepping In The Wrong Direction
Grants for life coaching and dance instruction are not likely to keep more kids in North Carolina's public schools.
(12.10.07) Why UNC needs charter schools
RALEIGH – Many have championed the idea of improving the quality of the state's teachers, but very little structural change has occurred within schools of education. Teacher quality can be improved by creating a statewide network of specific charter schools.
(10.19.07) Into the 21st Century: Technology, Teachers, and Nicky Future Ready
A new century gave education bureaucrats another cliche (and a cartoon character) to help them avoid real debate about improving North Carolina’s schools.
(8.02.07) Better Instruction, Not More Time
RALEIGH — North Carolina cannot fix its ailing public school systems by mandating longer school days or a longer school year. That’s the conclusion in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. Extra instruction time won't automatically translate to higher scores.