Tag:school choice

  • North Carolina could be dubbed ‘school choice state’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: Home schools educated more than 127,000 North Carolina students in the last academic year, while private school enrollment topped 100,000 for the first time. This growth prompted Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, to recommend that North Carolina…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 742: N.C. State researchers say school silenced their solar views

    Two N.C. State University researchers say the university has silenced them because they’ve raised concerns about potential negative impacts from utility-scale solar energy projects in North Carolina. In a Carolina Journal exclusive, Associate Editor Dan Way has documented evidence of the university’s efforts to downplay the researchers’ work. North Carolina…

  • Legislative Democrats stand up for school choice

    Democratic lawmakers don’t necessarily oppose school choice, and some are vocal advocates. Eight outspoken African-American legislators Tuesday announced their support for traditional public and charter schools, private schools, school vouchers, homeschools, and other education options. “We stand today to be a voice for…

  • DeVos attackers surrender high ground

    The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political discourse. While objections to her lack of experience in government were understandable, critics went far beyond that to attack her character and question her intentions. She was also subjected to…

  • State superintendent kicks off listening tour in Winston-Salem

    RALEIGH — State Superintendent Mark Johnson will kick-off his listening tour of North Carolina’s public school system Friday. Johnson last month promised he would travel the state to hear concerns from each district. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County district — where Johnson previously…

  • Poll: Support for school choice spans partisan, racial lines

    School choice doesn’t have to be a partisan issue, and a new study suggests it most certainly is not. Eighty-one percent of North Carolinians agree that parents should have a say as to where their child attends school, the Civitas Institute, a conservative advocacy group based in Raleigh, says in…

  • Cooper, NCGA will butt heads over Opportunity Scholarships

    Gov. Roy Cooper says he wants to defund North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program against the will of North Carolina’s conservative legislative majority. “Obviously there will be no voucher funding in any budget that I propose with the General Assembly,” Cooper told The Associated Press before his…