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Durham charter schools educating, not taking students

This perspective was originally published at The News & Observer on October 19, 2015 Laying the blame for Durham Public...

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WCPSS teacher pay proposal offers no real solutions

This article was originally published at the Civitas Institute on October 14, 2015. It is reprinted with the author’s permission. In June,...

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Judging schools by an unfair standard

This perspective was published in the Winston-Salem Journal on October 17, 2015. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Undeserved,...

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A Charter Place parable

I would like to tell you about my friend Joe. He is a good guy. Joe works hard, pays his...

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Watch Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

In connection with its October meeting, the State Board of Education will visit Winston-Salem to observe our schools. I would...

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Bill sets up charter schools to receive funds for services some don’t provide

In a bid toward fairness, proponents of a bill that would funnel more tax and grant dollars to charter schools...

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NC GreenPower announces grant recipients for solar schools

In October 2003, NC GreenPower was launched to supplement the state’s existing electric supply with more green power – that...

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Building young brains

Nearly eight months ago, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Henry. Among the many joys of being...

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A pretty good education pudding

I have great respect for Mr. Guillory, but he has clearly missed the target with this explanation. Of course, I...

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Powered Schools Spotlight: Cumberland County

What do you do with the savings from conserving utility use to sustain the cycle of conservation?   Cumberland County’s...

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Teacher assistants: Rhetoric vs. reality

I am a fan of maximizing flexibility for school districts. Over the last five years, the Republican-led General Assembly has...

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A budget that does not prioritize education

The state budget released by the House and Senate budget conference does not make education a priority for our state....