(6.22.07) On School Time, It's Better, Not More
Educators should focus on improving education, rather than forcing students to spend more time with mediocre instruction.
(2.23.07) The New School Choice Movement
People can learn about innovative ways to improve education during a March 6 meeting in Raleigh.
(11.10.06) Four School Bonds, Three Lessons, & One Bitter Pill
School systems across the state use different tactics to win support for new school funding.
(11.01.06) Wake County's school building program
RALEIGH — The most critical challenge facing Wake County Public Schools is to find the most responsive, cost-efficient, and timely way to provide seats for a growing student population. In this regard, the school system’s school facilities spending plan falls short.
(9.01.06) The ABCs of Public Education in North Carolina
Fans of alphabet soup will enjoy the maze of educational jargon that governs students' daily lives.
(5.19.06) The Teacher Pay Myth and Other Budget Observations
Lawmakers can make plenty of improvements to the governor's budget plan.
(2.24.06) Gambling on the Lottery
A history lesson could help lawmakers deal with the new state-run numbers game.
(12.16.05) The CMS Reform Rewind
Shhh, don't tell anyone, but the CMS task force report contains many of the same ideas for school construction as a Locke Foundation report on the topic.
(10.13.05) The teacher certification myth
RALEIGH — Like other states, North Carolina maintains a system of certification and licensing for public school teachers. Proponents argue that certification standards will separate out teachers, but there is no evidence that these standards determine teacher quality.