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Parents’ bill of rights is a must in today’s hyper-politicized culture

One positive emerging out of the politicization of classrooms is the awakening of parents to their rights and responsibilities in educating their children. Truthfully, in many families, too much instruction has been outsourced to the state without much thought. Pandemic lockdowns changed all that. Learning loss altered the status quo trajectory. Further evidence of politicized...

Ray Nothstine
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N.C. Supreme Court grants Leandro judge’s request for more time

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:15 p.m. to include information about a new hearing. The N.C. Supreme Court is giving the new judge overseeing North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit another seven days to issue his ruling. The high court granted the judge’s request for additional time in an order Wednesday. The...

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Briefs aim to sway judge in long-running N.C. school funding legal dispute

Editor’s note: This developing story was last updated Monday afternoon with reply briefs. Last update: 5:05 p.m. Plaintiffs and N.C. Justice Department lawyers are urging a judge to order $795 million in new state education spending. Legal briefs filed since Friday confirm agreement from both groups about whittling down the size of a $1.75 billion...

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Locke’s Terry Stoops reacts to report that $800 million of $1.7 billion Leandro order is unfunded

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, responds to state government’s report that almost $800 million of a $1.7 billion Leandro education spending order remains unfunded. Stoops offered these comments during the April 5, 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Appeals Court rejects constitutional challenge to town charter school law

The N.C. Court of Appeals delivered a blow Tuesday to a lawsuit against a 2018 state law allowing some towns to sponsor charter schools. The Appeals Court vacated a trial judge’s order that would have allowed the lawsuit to move forward. The appellate judges’ unanimous decision means the law, S.L. 2018-3, originally known as House...

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Locke’s Terry Stoops responds to proposed N.C. teacher pay changes

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a proposal to overhaul North Carolina’s teacher pay structure. Stoops offered these comments for an April 4, 2022, report on WNCN (CBS17).

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State says nearly $800 million from Leandro order remains unfunded

State officials report that close to $800 million remains unfunded from a judge’s $1.7 billion state education spending order. That assessment resulted from a court-ordered comparison of the spending plan and the new state budget. The $1.7 billion order was designed to fund items from the second and third years of a court-imposed Comprehensive Remedial...

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