Hundreds rally in Raleigh for school choice

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Across the country this week, thousands are showing their support for more choices for students where they will attend school. That includes here in Raleigh where more than a hundred people rallied for school choice at the North Carolina Museum of History. “I just think charter school was a better fit [...]

Hundreds rally in Raleigh for school choice2018-01-29T22:17:28+00:00

Charters boost N.C.’s public education

Academics love to debate whether charter schools take money away from school districts and a new research paper from Duke University and the University of Rochester is no different. It also happens to be wrong.   In North Carolina, like in most states, charters receive less public money for each student than district schools do. [...]

Charters boost N.C.’s public education2018-01-28T16:43:00+00:00

Should NC encourage more people to play the lottery to increase money for education?

RALEIGH - North Carolina could get more money for education if the state expands where people can play the lottery and makes the games more enticing to younger players, a new report says. The NC Education Lottery generated $634 million for education in 2016. A legislative staff report outlining multiple options to increase lottery proceeds [...]

Should NC encourage more people to play the lottery to increase money for education?2018-01-23T08:05:35+00:00

State education rank isn’t low

If you recently read or heard about North Carolina ranking 40th in “education” and found that rank plausible, I thank you for keeping up with the news. If you saw that story and found North Carolina’s low ranking implausible, I thank you even more energetically for being both informed and duly skeptical. North Carolina doesn’t [...]

State education rank isn’t low2018-01-23T07:39:06+00:00

National School Choice Week takes on added significance in N.C.

Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said he’s honored to have worked alongside the General Assembly to help provide those opportunities to students. “I believe that every child is uniquely created. Because of their unique gifts and abilities, children [...]

National School Choice Week takes on added significance in N.C.2018-01-23T07:31:35+00:00

Two-Thirds Of Voters Support School Choice, Minorities More Likely Than White Americans

A Thursday poll showed that about two-thirds of likely 2018 voters are in favor of school choice. Sixty-three percent of Americans likely to vote in the 2018 elections support school choice, with minorities more likely to support it than whites, according to a press release obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Read More

Two-Thirds Of Voters Support School Choice, Minorities More Likely Than White Americans2018-01-20T20:35:39+00:00

North Carolina slips in national ranking on public education

RALEIGH —Issues with school funding and student achievement dropped North Carolina to 40th in the country in a new report card on public education, continuing a downward trend in the rankings for the Tar Heel state. North Carolina received a C- grade and a score of 70.6 out of a possible 100 in the 2018 [...]

North Carolina slips in national ranking on public education2018-01-19T22:17:12+00:00

Study: Here’s what makes parents turn to charter schools

Public school parents who are “very dissatisfied” with their child’s school are 2.5 times more likely to switch to a charter school than parents who are “very satisfied,” according to a new study by scholars at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Specifically, among parents who are “very dissatisfied,” 57 percent were “very/somewhat” likely [...]

Study: Here’s what makes parents turn to charter schools2018-01-19T22:07:45+00:00
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