Brian Balfour, senior vice president of research at the John Locke Foundation, discusses the history of Critical Race Theory. Learn more here: “Critical Race Theory primer.”
Cooper Math: Governor’s anti-scholarship tour fact-checked by education expert
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper hit the road in February on a campaign in eastern North Carolina to blast Opportunity Scholarships, the state’s voucher program that provides a pathway to a private school education for tens of thousands of families across the state. The governor’s office claims that vouchers will have a draconian impact on local...
More Durham schools close for ‘Day of Protest’
Seven more Durham County Schools closed Monday after the Durham Association of Educators sent a letter to Durham Public Schools saying that too many teachers would be calling out as part of a “Day of Protest.” The move came days after 12 other schools were forced to close on Jan. 31 in a similarly organized absence from work.
Record year for technical accreditations among high school students
North Carolina high school students set a recent record for Career and Technical Education credentialing during the 2022-2023 school year, according to fresh data from the state Department of Public Instruction. CTE students scored a 41% credential attainment rate last school year, a jump from 28% in 2021-2022 and the highest rate in the last...
Critics: Gov. Cooper misfired on voucher criticism
A press release from the governor this week accused Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, of “angrily and directly” acknowledging “that the legislature’s school voucher expansion is funded through cuts to public schools.”