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Over the last two years — since the New York Times introduced its 1619 Project  to "reframe the country's history" around the consequences of slavery — something called "Critical Race Theory" has become the new football in the never-ending political struggle to control the content of K-12 education in America.

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RALEIGH — Accountability for publicly funded school choice programs should primarily come through parent empowerment, not regulatory overreach. That’s the assessment of a new report from Notre Dame Law School scholar Nicole Stelle Garnett published by the Manhattan Institute.

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RALEIGH — The General Assembly is again considering a mild expansion of gun rights in this legislative session, a year after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a similar Second Amendment bill.

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Thursday, 21 January 2021 10:30

School choice could see gains in new legislature

RALEIGH — As North Carolina prepares to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 24-30, the cause of educational freedom could see even more advancement during the North Carolina General Assembly’s 2021-2022 session.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would seize millions from school choices programs and divert it to public schools.

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RALEIGH — Traditional public school wasn’t working for Charlonda Brown’s two sons. 

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s largest teacher organization is suing to kill a program helping low-income families send their children to private schools.

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RALEIGH — While public schools wait for Gov. Roy Cooper to decide how classes will look this year, private schools are finalizing plans for reopening.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate on Wednesday, May 8, sparred over a pair of school choice bills that would expand eligibility for private school vouchers and lift the enrollment cap on virtual charter schools.

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As a policy analyst and opinion journalist, I have spent much of my career advocating the expansion of choice and competition in education. I purposefully use both of those terms, because I think that families making choices and schools competing for students are distinct but mutually reinforcing mechanisms for improving educational outcomes.

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