Tag:school choice

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What is happening with our state budget 

    The General Assembly convened Jan. 13 and has met for well over 100 days. More than 1,700 bills have been filed; bills on election reform, appropriating federal COVID money, energy modernization, medical marijuana, sports betting, constitutional amendments, education reforms, health care advancements, regulatory reforms, unemployment benefits, confirmations, and appointments…

  • Dewey’s legacy decimates system

    The extent to which the public-school establishment venerates John Dewey, purveyor of some of the most noxious ideas of the past century, is the extent to which it is destined to fail at its appointed task.

  • We all want better schools

    Education encompasses more than vocational training. It introduces learners to great swaths of human experience. It broadens perspective. It provides historical context. It builds character. It fires the imagination.

  • Advocates mark 25th anniversary of N.C. charter schools law

    Twenty-five years ago this week the Tar Heel State legalized the creation of public charter schools. School choice advocates came together in Raleigh on Tuesday, June 22, to celebrate the milestone and highlight the impact of charter schools on families and students during the last quarter-century. “There is a philosophical…