NC Public Charter Schools: Stymied by Funding Op-Ed from Rhonda Dillingham

A recent report from policy analyst Kris Nordstrom at the North Carolina Justice Center claims that charter schools are contributing to increasing racial segregation. Public charter schools are free public schools that are open to all students, and only make up six percent of all public schools nationwide.   Read More  

NC Public Charter Schools: Stymied by Funding Op-Ed from Rhonda Dillingham 2018-03-23T13:11:52+00:00

Listen up, policymakers: Voters love school choice

A recent poll released by a national school choice advocacy organization shows the continuing strong support for school choice programs.   The American Federation for Children earlier this year released the results of their fourth annual National School Choice Poll, which shows that across the board a majority of likely November 2018 voters support school [...]

Listen up, policymakers: Voters love school choice 2018-03-13T09:27:41+00:00

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the latest research, namely [...]

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught 2018-02-13T11:13:20+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 education 2018-01-28T16:43:00+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 Americans 2018-01-20T20:35:39+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 education 2018-01-19T22:17:12+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 schools 2018-01-19T22:07:45+00:00

New Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Support School Choice

The American Federation for Children has just released its fourth annual National School Choice poll, and the results should be heartening for supporters of education reform and school choice. Not only do a majority of Americans continue to support school choice, but that support spans a wide variety of demographic groups and political views. The [...]

New Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Support School Choice 2018-01-19T22:04:03+00:00
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