Category: Education

Three NC school initiatives show promise

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In North Carolina politics, few issues are as contentious as education. For years, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly have locked horns on such issues as funding formulas, teacher pay, and…

What are NC teachers teaching? We have no idea

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By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – One of the most peculiar aspects of education in North Carolina is that we know the number of wireless access points per classroom but know very little about what’s taught inside of it. …

NC House bill would expand access to Opportunity Scholarships

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s lawmakers are moving to advance school choice. Republicans on Thursday, Jan. 28, introduced House Bill 32, Equity in Opportunity Act, to reform the Opportunity Scholarship program. The bill would expand low-income students’…

Advocating for our high school students

By Katie Henry Pittsboro, NC – Brief history lesson for those who believe the PTA at your school is all about making you buy wrapping paper to raise money for field trips. The PTA was started in 1897 by two…