Tag:school choice

  • Where are School Choice Candidates?

    RALEIGH — Heading into North Carolina’s primary May 6, candidates on several levels staked out positions on programs that offer an alternative to district-assigned public schools, but as the dust settles several weeks after the election, vocal supporters of charter schools and nonpublic alternatives are falling away.

  • School Choice Gets a Boost

    A high school diploma is a critical determinant of later vocational and life success. In our competitive global economy, kids who don’t graduate don’t stand a chance. Not only do high school dropouts face long odds when it comes to securing gainful employment, research shows they’re also at risk for…

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Last week, I wrote about the inability of federal, law-based education reform to fix what really ails our schools. Top-down legislative change, even when marked by good intentions, is inherently problematic.

  • Fair: Blacks Should Back School Choice

    CHARLOTTE — Calling school choice “the civil rights issue of the 21st century," W. Willard Fair issued a call to action for blacks to demand change. Blacks “must lead the charge,” he said, “because it is in our interest” to do so.

  • Courts, Regs Inhibiting School Choice

    GREENSBORO — Court challenges and burdensome procedures have had dramatic effects on participation in school choice programs around the country, according to a report recently issued by the Friedman Foundation. The report, Using School Choice: Analyzing How Americans Access Educational Freedom, was issued in October. It evaluates the process parents…

  • How choice helps reduce cost

    WASHINGTON, DC — Proponents of school choice have, over the years, made any number of moral, political, and philosophical arguments to support choice. Is there a fiscal argument to be made? In theory, yes, says David Salisbury in a recent Cato report.

  • Lindalyn

    Support for school choice is on the rise in North Carolina. Recently, the John William Pope Civitas Institute released its July 2005 survey data on the perceptions of North Carolina voters. The survey revealed that a large majority (64 percent) of North Carolinians supports school choice.