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A few years ago, I reserved a room at the North Carolina Association of Educators Building in Raleigh for a large public luncheon. When our team arrived a half hour before the event to get set up, however, we encountered a troubling surprise.

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RALEIGH — A national anti-school-choice group gives North Carolina an “F” grade and ranked the state 46th out of 50 because of its expansive educational opportunity programs.

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RALEIGH — The former presiding jurist in the Leandro school funding case says the current struggles facing public schools in North Carolina are more about a breakdown in classroom instruction than a lack of funding.

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The idea of compulsory school attendance for children is not a new or radical one in modern society. The World Bank reports that, of the globe’s nearly 200 recognized nations, only a tiny handful fail to mandate school attendance.

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RALEIGH — Democratic members of the N.C. State Board of Education have their sights set on Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, saying Truitt was putting too many parents from schools of choice on a new advisory committee.

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In mid-2020, I mused that if the COVID-19 pandemic ended up producing any silver linings, the most likely bright spot would be its impact on government — so-called "public" — education. Throughout the previous spring, government schools had largely shut down in-person classes, switching to ad hoc and, it seems, fairly lame, "remote learning."

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It’s a bedrock principle of American law that average people can vindicate their legal and constitutional rights in courts of law and have those courts compel or prevent acts of other branches of government.

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Most of us call them “public” schools. Corey DeAngelis prefers a different label.

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RALEIGH — A youth risk survey for middle- and high-school students in the public school system is raising eyebrows for asking students about drug use and sexual activity.

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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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