Stories tagged: "public schools"

The guard tower and railroad tracks at Auschwitz II - Birkenau. Photo Credit: Dylan Rhoney
Teaching About the Holocaust Is Now Required in NC Public Schools

A 2021 law in North Carolina aims to make sure we don't forget one of the most terrible moments in history. 

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NC Private School Voucher Program Is State-Sanctioned Discrimination

Many of the schools getting a NC private school voucher are allowed to discriminate with your dollars, says a public education advocate from North Carolina. State law requires the private schools that receive public dollars through the Opportunity Scholarship program — aka the NC private school voucher program — to adhere to some, but not...

North Carolina public school teachers have been fighting for adequate raises and overall school funding for years. Here, a rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., in May 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC School Boards Push Back Against Vouchers, Ask Lawmakers to ‘Prioritize Our Public Schools’ 

Republican-backed legislation would expand private school vouchers at the expense of public schools, but a growing number of public school officials have increased their warnings of the consequences for their districts. 

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Republicans Poised to Further Undermine North Carolina Public Schools in Upcoming Votes

Proposed private school voucher expansions divert even more money from an already underfunded public school system, and fail to address severe teacher shortages.

People pay their respects at an entry to The Covenant School that has become a memorial for victims, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Six people were fatally shot at the school the day before. (AP Photo/John Amis)
‘Children Are Dying.’ A Future NC Teacher Urges Action on Guns

In a powerful speech, a college student told the Wake County School Board that children and teachers were suffering the consequences while elected officials offered only prayers and half-measures.

Graphic by Desiree Tapia for Cardinal & Pine
Op-Ed: I Was a History Teacher in North Carolina. The GOP’s New Education Bill Is Anti-History

This legislation is meant to scare teachers away from teaching, just as anti-abortion legislation is written in purposefully vague terms to scare doctors into inaction.

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
‘Unacceptable’: NC Republicans Ask Newly Right-Wing State Supreme Court to Block New Education Funding

House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger are asking the Court to overturn the Leandro ruling by reinstating a prior Appeals Court order blocking the transfer of new funds.