Since its inception, North Carolina’s school voucher program has suffered from a stunning lack of transparency and accountability that should safeguard the public’s investment in private schools. The voucher program already makes public dollars accessible to private schools that are free to discriminate by turning away students who are gay or transgender, have disabilities, or who don’t subscribe to a religious doctrine....
An NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon— What’s next for our public schools? A conversation with June Atkinson, North Carolina’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. Click here to register As all who follow the public policy debates in North ...Read more Comments Off on Crucial Conversation: What’s next for our public schools? With June Atkinson
NC Policy Watch is talking with new appointees to the State Board of Education to give our readers a sense of their backgrounds and philosophies on education policy in the state of North Carolina. Three open slots on ...Read more Comments Off on New faces of the SBE: Marcella Ramirez-Savage
Republican legislative leaders are scrambling mightily to respond to Judge Howard Manning’s ruling Monday that the recently passed budget denies at-risk four year olds in North Carolina the sound basic education that the state constitution guarantees them. Manning ...Read more Comments Off on The scramble to avoid the truth