Tag: school choice

NC isn’t done yet when it comes to school choice 

By Shelby Doyle Raleigh, NC – This week, I was talking with a radio host based in Charlotte, and she asked me how North Carolina stacks up when it comes to school choice. My answer: the state has a lot…

New NC budget expands school choice

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – Many North Carolinians breathed a sigh of relief last week when the GOP-led legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to terms on a budget for the new biennium. School choice advocates were…

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’…

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…