Tag:school choice

  • Expert: School Choice One Option To Ease Fiscal Stress From Newcomers

    Baby boomers nationwide are reaching retirement age at the rate of 10,000 every day day. Meanwhile, they’re sending their grandchildren to school, creating a general tension on state budgets — one that could be alleviated in part by adopting wider school-choice initiatives. That’s the picture that Matthew Ladner, senior advisor…

  • NCGA Considering Achievement District Plan To Help Troubled Schools

    A state House committee on Wednesday looked at some of the successes and pitfalls neighboring Tennessee’s Achievement School District has experienced as lawmakers pondered ways to turn around some of the state’s worst performing schools. The House Select Committee on Achievement School Districts heard from Malika Anderson, Tennessee’s Achievement School District…

  • Poll: Support For School Choice Increasing, Diversifying

    Grass-roots support for school choice is surging among millennial, Hispanic, and black voters around the nation, according to a recent poll from the American Federation for Children. AFC, an organization working to expand school choice for K-12 students in the United States, found that 70 percent of Americans express…

  • Tennessee May Join North Carolina In Expanding School Choice

    Tennessee lawmakers will vote Feb. 11 on the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Act, a law that would allow parents of low-income students to use up to $6,628 of public money to attend private school. The voucher system is similar to North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, enacted in 2013 by…

  • More Than 280,000 N.C. Students Choose Nontraditional Options

    RALEIGH – As North Carolina nears the 20th anniversary of the law that opened the door to public charter schools in the state, 82,000 students are enrolled now in charter schools. They make up a large chunk of the more than 280,000 N.C. students choosing nontraditional education options. The John…

  • VIDEO: School Choice Options Grow in N.C.

    RALEIGH — The number of N.C. students educated in charter, private, and homeschools will soon top 300,000, according to estimates from the president of a leading school choice advocacy group. He emphasized enrollment numbers and other signs of school choice growth during a National School Choice week speech Monday to…

  • School Reform Takes Big Strides

    Our 2001 "Reach for the STARS” education-reform plan had five elements: standards, tenure, accounts, regulation, and scholarships. North Carolina has moved in the right direction in four of them.

  • Serious People Make Silly Claim

    Why do supposedly serious people claim that school vouchers are a scheme designed to destroy public education? Here are three potential explanations for your consideration.

  • Serious People Make Silly Claim

    Why do supposedly serious people claim that school vouchers are a scheme designed to destroy public education? Here are three potential explanations for your consideration.