Tag: NCAE

NC Republicans cut a deal on state budget. Will key NC Democrats join, or block teacher raises again?

By Dallas Woodhouse Raleigh, NC – As state budget negotiations get down to the fine details, with an extra $6 billion in over-collected tax revenue on the table, Republicans are moving forward with another conservative spending plan to make key…

The absurdity of continued school closings

By Ray Nothstine Raleigh, NC – Public education has a lot of problems these days. Its greatest asset to many families — that it’s primarily an instrument of child care and convenience for working and middle-class families — has been…

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…

School ­­­choice during the COVID-19 pandemic

teacher asking a question to the class

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – There’s always been overwhelming support for programs offering school choice opportunities for disadvantaged and special-needs children assigned to underperforming or unsafe public schools. Modest investments in school choice programs can improve the short-term…

District school closings boost homeschooling in NC

by Raleigh, NC – North Carolina is already the homeschooling capital of the United States. Now the attraction of this education option is soaring higher than ever — thanks not to the actions of its proponents but to the antics…