Political leanings and lenses aside, sometimes data can create a picture so vivid that it is really hard to argue against the conclusions. Last week, the state of North Carolina released its school performance grades for the 2015-2016 school year. With pretty much the same parameters kept in place, the results really did nothing but … Continue reading Map It And It Becomes Very Apparent That Poverty Affects Schools
UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation – Part 4, The Empire Strikes Back With a Menacing Phantom Study Report
I look forward to reading John Hood’s perspectives on education in North Carolina. They reaffirm my stances on what is happening in the Old North State and its public schools. I do not have his bandwidth. As the president of the John William Pope Foundation and the past chairman (still on Board of Directors) for … Continue reading UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation – Part 4, The Empire Strikes Back With a Menacing Phantom Study Report
Teach For ‘Merica!
There was a very disconcerting report from Arika Herron in April 28th’s edition of the Winston-Salem Journal. In an article entitled “School district could partner with Teach for America to fill persistent vacancies”, Herron describes that the WSFCS system is looking at trying to fill persistently hard-to-staff job vacancies through alternative means. There are many … Continue reading Teach For ‘Merica!
UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation – Dr. Terry Stoops and Charter Schools
This open letter is written to Dr. Terry Stoops, the Director of Research and Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, particularly in reference to his March 3, 2016 perspective in EdNC.org entitled “Charter schools are here to stay, so deal with it.” Dr, Stoops, Again, public education is a focal issue in … Continue reading UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation – Dr. Terry Stoops and Charter Schools