• Confusion Reigns on School Lunch Guidelines

    RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been slow to respond to requests for clarification on whether a local school district can conduct a comprehensive audit of its free and reduced-lunch program if officials suspect widespread cheating among applicants.

  • Food Fight Erupts in Char-Meck Schools

    RALEIGH — Board of Education members in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are in a political tug of war over whether to conduct a comprehensive audit of the district’s free and reduced-lunch program after a verification review found two-thirds of students ineligible to participate.

  • Court: Charlotte Underfunded Charters

    RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled last week that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools systematically underfunded five charter schools in the county. The schools stand to gain nearly $500,000 because of the ruling, which could impact other charter schools and systems across the state.

  • Mecklenburg Faces Nov. Bond Vote

    CHARLOTTE — Voters in Mecklenburg County will decide in November whether to spend $554 million for school bonds and other assorted projects. Despite hard questions posed by Republican county commissioners — and two members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education — the bond issue will be on the ballot in…

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Former President Reagan once said, "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" Our federal budget reveals as much, routinely providing a laundry list of more than…

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Across the country, American high schools continue to generate headlines. Just two weeks ago, I highlighted comments made by,Bill Gates, as he lamented the "obsolete" and "outdated" state of our high schools. Concern over failing schools has spread far beyond the borders of the business community. President Bush has pledged…

  • The School Rules

    Public concern about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boils over while as the search for alternatives to the current student-assignment plan continues.