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K-12 schools in North Carolina are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
 
Do you believe parents should determine how and where your children are educated and enjoy more educational options?
Do you believe parents should determine how and where your children are educated and enjoy more educational options?
 
Will school choice become an election issue? February 7, 2020 by Bob Luebke image_print SHARE: President Trump put a bright light on the issue of school choice in Tuesday nightís State of the Union speech.
Will school choice become an election issue? February 7, 2020 by Bob Luebke image_print SHARE: President Trump put a bright light on the issue of school choice in Tuesday nightís State of the Union speech.
 
President Donald J. Trump is ensuring our Nationís children have the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential.
 
President Donald Trump made school choice a significant focus of his State of the Union address.
President Donald Trump made school choice a significant focus of his State of the Union address.
 
As we reach the midpoint in this year's National School Choice Week (NSCW), we should reflect on how far we have come and what is next for school choice in North Carolina.
As we reach the midpoint in this year's National School Choice Week (NSCW), we should reflect on how far we have come and what is next for school choice in North Carolina.
 
Most people donít know that I attended seven different schools during my K-12 years. Itís certainly no world record or even a story of pity.
Most people donít know that I attended seven different schools during my K-12 years. Itís certainly no world record or even a story of pity.
 
Wherever you are in the North Carolina k-12 education debate, itís unfortunate that things have become so politicized.
Wherever you are in the North Carolina k-12 education debate, itís unfortunate that things have become so politicized.
 
North Carolinians strongly believe parents are the ultimately authority when it comes to educating their children, a new poll from the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute shows.
North Carolinians strongly believe parents are the ultimately authority when it comes to educating their children, a new poll from the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute shows.
 
January 26 to February 1st is National School Choice Week. Itís that time when we spread the word about the different educational options available to parents and children and celebrate the many benefits of school choice.
January 26 to February 1st is National School Choice Week. Itís that time when we spread the word about the different educational options available to parents and children and celebrate the many benefits of school choice.
 
The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
 
A recent court ruling has potentially opened the door to recognizing that parents need more choice in determining where to send their children to school.
A recent court ruling has potentially opened the door to recognizing that parents need more choice in determining where to send their children to school.
 
Education is already a huge issue in North Carolina and Gov. Roy Cooper and Democrats are intent on making it even bigger. Cooper and his party are gambling that the state budget impasse will keep the issue squarely on the front page of North Carolina policy and politics.
Education is already a huge issue in North Carolina and Gov. Roy Cooper and Democrats are intent on making it even bigger. Cooper and his party are gambling that the state budget impasse will keep the issue squarely on the front page of North Carolina policy and politics.
 
Arguments about school choice often focus on academic outcomes. That makes sense. But the case for increased parental access to choice involves more than just academics.
Arguments about school choice often focus on academic outcomes. That makes sense. But the case for increased parental access to choice involves more than just academics.
 
Underneath the carefully choreographed unified exterior, signs are emerging that the coalition that helped to elect Democratic politicians for decades may be fracturing.
Underneath the carefully choreographed unified exterior, signs are emerging that the coalition that helped to elect Democratic politicians for decades may be fracturing.
 
Underneath the carefully choreographed unified exterior, signs are emerging that the coalition that helped to elect Democratic politicians for decades may be fracturing.
Underneath the carefully choreographed unified exterior, signs are emerging that the coalition that helped to elect Democratic politicians for decades may be fracturing.
 
Views on initiatives or implementation may differ, but conceptually, school choice garners broad bipartisan support. Itís time to push past political polarization in rhetoric and debate. Ideas, not ideology, are winning the day.
Views on initiatives or implementation may differ, but conceptually, school choice garners broad bipartisan support. Itís time to push past political polarization in rhetoric and debate. Ideas, not ideology, are winning the day.
 
What does it mean to be free? Many seemingly intractable disputes about specific issues ó ranging from welfare spending and school choice to abortion and alcohol policy ó originate from the fact that people donít answer this question in the same way.
What does it mean to be free? Many seemingly intractable disputes about specific issues ó ranging from welfare spending and school choice to abortion and alcohol policy ó originate from the fact that people donít answer this question in the same way.
 
Itís hard to imagine, but did you know regular people can get as excited about new choices as Raleigh media get about new grocery store options? Itís true.
Itís hard to imagine, but did you know regular people can get as excited about new choices as Raleigh media get about new grocery store options? Itís true.
 
I'm not surprised that the editors of the News & Observer blame the N.C. General Assembly for the migration of students from districts to charter, home, and private schools.
I'm not surprised that the editors of the News & Observer blame the N.C. General Assembly for the migration of students from districts to charter, home, and private schools.
 
Policy experts and lawmakers point to Senate Bill 609, K-12 Scholarship Changes, as a noteworthy way to advance school choice in North Carolina.
Policy experts and lawmakers point to Senate Bill 609, K-12 Scholarship Changes, as a noteworthy way to advance school choice in North Carolina.
 
Former Democratic Sen. Joel Ford used to be a critic of school choice, but his experiences as a father changed his perspective.
Former Democratic Sen. Joel Ford used to be a critic of school choice, but his experiences as a father changed his perspective.
 
The N.C. Senate on Wednesday, May 8, sparred over a pair of school choice bills that would expand eligibility for private school vouchers and lift the enrollment cap on virtual charter schools.
The N.C. Senate on Wednesday, May 8, sparred over a pair of school choice bills that would expand eligibility for private school vouchers and lift the enrollment cap on virtual charter schools.
 
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the state had 99 charter schools that enrolled around 41,200 children, and thousands of children remained on waitlists, hoping to be among the lucky few selected in an enrollment lottery.
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the state had 99 charter schools that enrolled around 41,200 children, and thousands of children remained on waitlists, hoping to be among the lucky few selected in an enrollment lottery.
 
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution May 14 celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Charter School Week.
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution May 14 celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Charter School Week.
 
Raleigh Charter High School is one of the top schools in the country, but itís not what one would call a typical public school.
Raleigh Charter High School is one of the top schools in the country, but itís not what one would call a typical public school.
 
One of the reasons many families choose school choice is because the traditional public school is simply not working out for them.
One of the reasons many families choose school choice is because the traditional public school is simply not working out for them.
 
Opponents of school choice in North Carolina are attacking the curricula in private schools
 
When it comes to giving parents more control over where their children attend elementary and secondary school, North Carolina has become a national leader
When it comes to giving parents more control over where their children attend elementary and secondary school, North Carolina has become a national leader
 
As elementary and secondary schools open their doors across North Carolina for the 2018-19 academic year, the cumulative effects of some 20 years of school-choice initiatives are impossible to miss
As elementary and secondary schools open their doors across North Carolina for the 2018-19 academic year, the cumulative effects of some 20 years of school-choice initiatives are impossible to miss
 
Last week, students who attend Jordan High School in Durham staged a walkout to protest gun violence and demand stronger gun laws in the wake of the Parkland school shooting
Last week, students who attend Jordan High School in Durham staged a walkout to protest gun violence and demand stronger gun laws in the wake of the Parkland school shooting
 
Recently the respected web site Education Next highlighted a new study by Sarah Cordes of Temple University which looked at charter schools and their spillover effects on neighboring non-charter students.
Recently the respected web site Education Next highlighted a new study by Sarah Cordes of Temple University which looked at charter schools and their spillover effects on neighboring non-charter students.
 
Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities
Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities
 
At the heart of Tuesdayís school choice rally, organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, was a celebration of student achievement through educational opportunity
At the heart of Tuesdayís school choice rally, organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, was a celebration of student achievement through educational opportunity
 
A new Civitas poll of North Carolina likely voters reveals how voters feel about local and national issues, including school choice, the Confederate monument controversy, and partisan politics
A new Civitas poll of North Carolina likely voters reveals how voters feel about local and national issues, including school choice, the Confederate monument controversy, and partisan politics
 
Of all the disturbing things emerging out of the News & Observerís week-long screed against charter schools, few are as head-shaking as Tom Bentonís quote about parental choice
Of all the disturbing things emerging out of the News & Observerís week-long screed against charter schools, few are as head-shaking as Tom Bentonís quote about parental choice
 
Lawmakers and education scholars Monday night debated whether the state should sharpen its focus when overseeing tax-funded charter and private schools
Lawmakers and education scholars Monday night debated whether the state should sharpen its focus when overseeing tax-funded charter and private schools
 
Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schools, and this share will probably grow to a quarter or more in the coming years
Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schools, and this share will probably grow to a quarter or more in the coming years
 
Proponents of school choice in North Carolina have reason to cheer the stateís ninth-place ranking in the Center for Education Reform Parent Power! Index for 2017
Proponents of school choice in North Carolina have reason to cheer the stateís ninth-place ranking in the Center for Education Reform Parent Power! Index for 2017
 
A good percentage of North Carolinians think charter schools are private schools
 
In Part I of our two-part response to Keith Postonís column, I showed how budget data does not support the claim that state government is disinvesting in the public schools and how some of the budget issues Poston references derive from local Ė not state Ė decisions or priorities
In Part I of our two-part response to Keith Postonís column, I showed how budget data does not support the claim that state government is disinvesting in the public schools and how some of the budget issues Poston references derive from local Ė not state Ė decisions or priorities
 
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