Stories tagged: "school choice"


In this May 2018 file photo, lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. We're launching "Cardinal Voices" to feature the voices of the everyday North Carolinians speaking on the most important issues of the day. (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 educators protest near the General Assembly building in Raleigh in 2018. Education funding was a major point of conflict in the state in the last decade, particularly longstanding funding inequities between urban and rural counties. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
From a Teacher: Why 2020 Election in NC Will Leave Many With Buyer’s Remorse

Voters in NC can expect GOP winners at the state and federal level to invest more in school choice and less in public education.

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.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Teachers’ Group: If Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, Lawmakers Should Too

The NCAE blamed GOP lawmakers in Raleigh and DC for more than 27,000 jobs lost in NC schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to supporters at UNC-Asheville, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
‘The Outcome of the Race Will be Decided by You’: Kamala Harris Stresses Unity in NC

Kamala Harris made two stops in NC Wednesday, emphasizing healthcare and education in a critical battleground state with needs in both areas.

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.

A NC counselor gives advice for high schoolers on enduring the coronavirus-era virtual classroom. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.