Tag:education

  • Expanded school choice must be a pandemic lesson-learned

    By now, we are all too familiar with the struggles of pandemic-era education for both families and schools. The last 18 months will go down as one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history for students, teachers, and parents. For more evidence of learning loss, look no…

  • Efforts to cancel Mark Robinson won’t be easy

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson saying controversial things could be a reality show. There’s easily enough content for multiple seasons. After all, his ascendency in North Carolina politics emerged from his confrontational speaking style. His mouth is what makes him so popular and disliked at the same time. Robinson even dares…

  • Six-figure jobs that don’t require a degree  

    If you have children, you’ve probably played the board game “Life.” Players reach a key crossroad early in the game: Choose to go to college, which sets you back a few spaces but ups your odds of winning the game, or choose not to, which puts you ahead briefly but…

  • Parents want choice in education, not systems with union priorities

    It’s no secret that COVID-19 has upended nearly every aspect of our lives. But what may surprise many North Carolinians is the pandemic’s impact on education in our state. Newly released figures from the state show a dramatic acceleration of the decade-long trend of parents moving their children from traditional public…

  • Mark Robinson is right to focus on the dignity of work

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson certainly grabs plenty of headlines and attention these days. Most conservatives across the state gravitate toward Robinson’s story, his rapid political ascent, and decisiveness on the issues. Many on the left fear him or struggle to take him seriously. Likely for most on the left, it’s…

  • Critical race theory is drenched in Marxist principles

    The political left wishes to discredit concerns over critical race theory (CRT) being taught in our schools by adverting it is nothing more than “political theater.” Unfortunately, their criticism is misplaced. The reality is that some North Carolina schools are actively pushing CRT doctrines, albeit not calling…

  • WRAL’s weird Cooper coup proposal is lousy advice

    A political coup in North Carolina? That seems to be the suggestion of a WRAL editorial published on June 24. It bemoans the fact that state legislators aren’t spending enough money on public education. Here’s an excerpt from the editorial, which labeled the state Senate budget a “manifesto of…