Stories tagged: "private schools"


Lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building on May 16, 2018 in Raleigh, NC, as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. The 2020 election was a major disappointment for many who led those protests. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Search for Silver Linings in a Disastrous Election for NC Educators

A Charlotte educator explains why the 2020 election in NC was such a crushing defeat for many teachers, and offers at least one silver lining.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. A NC teacher says Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore have overseen a punishing decade for public education. She's calling on North Carolinians to vote as if their schools are at stake. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
I’m a NC Teacher. You Should Vote as if Public Education is at Stake.

It’s been a punishing decade for NC teachers like myself. Here's why I'm voting to remove lawmakers who want to dismantle public education.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
US Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Sat on Board at Private School with Anti-Gay Rules

AP says Amy Coney Barrett sat in a leadership position at private Christian schools barring children of same-sex parents and LGBTQ teachers.

In 1969, famed children's television personality Fred Rogers, better known as "Mister Rogers," passionately defended funding for children's educational programming before a US Senate subcommittee. (Image via screenshot)
Why Mister Rogers’ 1969 Plea for Children’s Programming Matters to NC’s Underfunded Schools Today

The beloved television personality understood the role of funding a strong public education system. Why don’t NC lawmakers?

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, calls the session to order at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. Some educators are asking lawmakers for a waiver on standardized testing this year after another year upended by coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Most NC Families Support Public Schools. Why Don’t Our Lawmakers?

With NC lawmakers returning to Raleigh, an educator says top priority should be funding public schools, not expanding school choice.

Seven NC plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the state's Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
Parents Look to Overturn NC’s Private School Voucher Program, Alleging Religious Discrimination

Seven NC plaintiffs file lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of NC’s Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools.

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Close or Open? How Private Schools Reacted To Gov. Cooper’s Public School Shutdown Order

State officials shuttered public schools for the rest of the academic year. But what about private schools? North Carolina is one of 44 states (along with Washington D.C.) that have announced that public school campuses will be closed for the rest of the year, meaning that 1.47 million North Carolina kids won’t be going back...