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Perspective | School funding ruling could spark constitutional and fiscal crisis

The following was a John Locke Foundation online event held on Monday, June 22. With a North Carolina court ruling...

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Perspective | myFutureNC: Localizing the goal

Peter Hans, president of the North Carolina Community College System, and Jeni Corn, director of strategic initiatives at myFutureNC, spoke...

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Perspective | Robert Luddy talks school choice with John Locke Foundation

The John Locke Foundation kicked off National School Choice Week 2020 Monday with a talk about private school options. Here...

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SCIF scuffle highlights different priorities for taxes, spending

When defending their pay-as-you-go statewide school construction plan, Republican legislators sometimes appear perplexed. Why don’t their critics like a plan that...

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Placing the ‘national average’ debate in context

Much of the recent discussion about public school teacher pay in North Carolina has focused on the “national average.” To...

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Is the UNC system serious about teacher training reform?

On Valentine’s Day, The University of North Carolina System released “Leading on Literacy: Challenges and Opportunities in Teacher Preparation Across the University...

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Exaggeration won’t stop school choice

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run...

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Apprenticeships are not a silver bullet

For decades, economists have considered the costs and benefits of adopting variations of highly developed apprenticeship systems operating in Germany...

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Improving school accountability in North Carolina

In their recent Behavioral Science & Policy article, “Reimagining Accountability in K–12 Education,” researchers Brian Gill, Jennifer Lerner, and Paul...

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Enrollment changes have consequences

Earlier this week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final 2015-16 student counts for all district and charter...

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Debates about funding miss the point

The mainstream media and pundits on both sides of the aisle focus an extraordinary amount of time and energy examining...

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Caution needed on schools

Few question the need for greater investment in public school facilities. The 2015-16 Facility Needs Survey, published by the N.C....