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Gov. Cooper Calls Over 100k Students And Their Families Racists

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon With his latest veto (which is veto number 28, by the way) it is time for our periodic reminder that NC’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper hates school choice – and by school choice, I do mean all school choice: Bob Luebke over at Civitas explains ...
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NC Public School Forum’s Leader Shows His True Colors And It’s Not Pretty

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon Over the weekend, I spotted a nasty series of comments from the NC Public School Forum’s leader, Keith Poston, in an article by WBTV about a township charter school bill. The Public School Forum is a 501(c)3 which receives public funds and Poston was paid close to ...
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Governor Cooper Sues to Stop Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon Late last Summer, Governor Roy Cooper added to his extensive list of lawsuits by adding a section to one of them that seeks to block Opportunity Scholarship money for low-income students. You read that correctly. The Governor wants to strip 6,775 students ...
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NC Opportunity Scholarship Program Truths – #SchoolChoice

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon Last week I wrote a much need article which dispelled the myths and misinformation on North Carolina Charter Schools. This week, I will lay out the facts about the second school choice option being hammered by misinformation, the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). The ...
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Stuffing the Public Education Turkey: How’s it going to Turn Out With DeVos as the Cook?

If you follow education reform, this Thanksgiving has been, well, interesting.  Twitter comments on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary have ranged from those celebrating a charter school proponent to those concerned about her apparent 11th hour conversion against Common Core and praise from Jeb Bush: Many ...
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NCGA Expands #SchoolChoice with Increase in Opportunity Scholarship Slots

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon As highlighted in a previous article, tucked inside the budget hammered out by the General Assembly are a number of program expansions, increases in various budgets and some new pilot programs. View House Bill 1030 – 2016 Appropriations Act. Another item in ...
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Lt. Governor Forest: Charter School Myths vs Facts [VIDEO] – #NCed

  Lady Liberty 1185 by A. P. Dillon Another great video from Lt. Governor Dan Forest! This one is on charter schools. I’m very glad he did this one, and he rightly addresses the assault on charter schools as coming from those defending the status quo. I’ve said this ...
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Senator Tim Scott Discusses Body Cameras, Education, and Jobs on the Senate Floor (video)

  Published to YouTube on May 7, 2015 by Senator Tim Scott On the National Day of Prayer, Senator Scott spoke on the Senate floor regarding the challenges facing our low-income and minority communities. While I agree with much that Senator Tim Scott has to say, we are not ...
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