About 4,000 North Carolina families must wait for the courts to untangle a legal challenge involving the state’s voucher program before they’ll know what schools their children can attend next year.
“While we respect the court’s decision, we are deeply disappointed on behalf of the thousands of working-class families who desired this educational option,” said Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, in a statement. “We will not yield until every parent and child from a poor or working-class background has the same educational opportunities that many of their wealthier peers have.”
Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood put a temporary stop to the voucher program Feb. 21, after refusing to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the North Carolina Association of Educators and 25 other plaintiffs.
The lawsuit alleges the voucher program shortchanges public schools, diverting funds from public schools to private...
Friday's ed news
FLORIDA: A school choice expansion passes its first hurdle.
NEW YORK: Eleven thousand people rally to support charter schools, which are now under fire from New York City’s new mayor.
NEW JERSEY: A school administrator has gotten $1.7 million in taxpayer-sponsored pension payments by gaming the system.
FEDERAL BUDGET: The Obama administration has proved Common Core is about federal control over all schools.
INDIANA: Terrence Moore takes the state's Common Core rewrite to task....
This video presents a satirical (but not very inaccurate) look at the modern frenzy to push every kid into college.
Well-known scholar Charles Murray describes the current U.S. higher education system this way:
First, we will set up a single goal to represent educational success, which will take four years to achieve no matter what is being taught. We will attach an economic reward to it that seldom has anything to do with what has been learned. We will urge large numbers of people...