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Nashville-Civitas Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) Lead Counsel Elliot Engstrom will be a featured panelist at the Heartland Institute's Emerging Issues Forum on Dec. 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014, a report that assembles data from a variety of sources to assess the relative safety of public schools in each state.
Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014, a report that assembles data from a variety of sources to assess the relative safety of public schools in each state.
Many of the controversies roiling public education are traceable to a system that assigns students to schools based on where they live. One North Carolina community that is working hard to remedy this problem through expanding educational opportunity is the town of Wake Forest.
On net, this year's final budget deal can be viewed positively by conservatives. Tipping the scales in favor of the spending plan include: a net tax cut of nearly $400 million over two years, allowing the renewable energy tax credit to expire, elimination of taxpayer support for the highly...
As a very public advocate of parental choice in education for most of my adult life, I am used to having my intentions questioned.
This week is National School Choice Week and various organizations are sponsoring events to celebrate the occasion. If you would like to learn more about private, home, district, and charter school options, attend one of the events listed below.
Today, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014, a report that assembles data from a variety of sources to assess the relative safety of public schools in each state.
This is National School Choice Week and there are many reasons to celebrate this modest but important idea. School choice is based on a simple truth: Parents know their children better than anyone else. As such, parents - not the government - should control their children's education and where...
Today marks the opening day for the 2015 "long session" for the North Carolina General Assembly. Legislators will confront many pressing issues, foremost among them will be crafting the FY 2015-17 biennial budget.
School choice remains a top education priority for the Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly. While much of the focus this legislative session has been on stabilizing and expanding existing programs and quietly waiting on the state Supreme Court to decide on the constitutionality...
Choice and competition in education yield stronger schools, better academic performance, and better community outcomes. But can robust school choice actually drive economic growth? That's the topic of an evening event that promises a lively discussion.
Her son has yet to turn 3, but Kamala Massey of Raleigh already is exploring alternatives to traditional public schools as she determines what's in his best educational interest.
Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the regulatory process. Some North Carolinians have welcomed these...
Now that the North Carolina General Assembly has convened its 2015 session, let's look at what legislators have done over the last four years to improve our public schools and consider what they still have to do.
North Carolina routinely routes tax dollars to private service providers - both directly, in the form of Medicaid reimbursements and college tuition grants, as well as indirectly, in the form of public assistance that recipients spend themselves on food, clothing, shelter, and other goods.
Her son has yet to turn 3, but Kamala Massey of Raleigh already is exploring alternatives to traditional public schools as she determines what's in his best educational interest.
Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the regulatory process. Some North Carolinians have welcomed these...
Now that the North Carolina General Assembly has convened its 2015 session, let's look at what legislators have done over the last four years to improve our public schools and consider what they still have to do.
North Carolina routinely routes tax dollars to private service providers - both directly, in the form of Medicaid reimbursements and college tuition grants, as well as indirectly, in the form of public assistance that recipients spend themselves on food, clothing, shelter, and other goods.
Today marks the opening day for the 2015 "long session" for the North Carolina General Assembly. Legislators will confront many pressing issues, foremost among them will be crafting the FY 2015-17 biennial budget.
This is National School Choice Week and there are many reasons to celebrate this modest but important idea. School choice is based on a simple truth: Parents know their children better than anyone else. As such, parents - not the government - should control their children's education and where...
School choice remains a top education priority for the Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly. While much of the focus this legislative session has been on stabilizing and expanding existing programs and quietly waiting on the state Supreme Court to decide on the constitutionality...
Choice and competition in education yield stronger schools, better academic performance, and better community outcomes. But can robust school choice actually drive economic growth? That's the topic of an evening event that promises a lively discussion.
Now that the North Carolina General Assembly has convened its 2015 session, let's look at what legislators have done over the last four years to improve our public schools and consider what they still have to do.
Her son has yet to turn 3, but Kamala Massey of Raleigh already is exploring alternatives to traditional public schools as she determines what's in his best educational interest.
Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the regulatory process. Some North Carolinians have welcomed these...
North Carolina routinely routes tax dollars to private service providers - both directly, in the form of Medicaid reimbursements and college tuition grants, as well as indirectly, in the form of public assistance that recipients spend themselves on food, clothing, shelter, and other goods.
A survey of nearly 900 academic studies from the past quarter-century shows North Carolina has been moving in the right direction on education reform in recent years. That's a key conclusion from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
Building on positive reforms from the past few years, North Carolina's elected leaders can take more steps to help boost economic growth, improve education, and fight overregulation. The John Locke Foundation's new Agenda 2014 Policy Report offers more than 110 recommendations addressing these...
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