Tag: school choice

School ­­­choice during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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…

Choice should guide NC schools reopening

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open enrollment among…

School choice is social justice

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By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education. My charge was to address the intersection of education policy and advocacy.…

Bad Bill of the Week: Raiding school choice funds

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by Brian Balfour Raleigh, NC – North Carolina families are hungry for school choice. To wit: the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program has had more than 15,000 eligible applicants since its inception just two years ago. But only about 5,000 total…