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U.S. Senate Resolution for Charter Schools

RES. 171 Congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of charter schools across the United States for making ongoing contributions to education, and supporting the ideals and goals of the 16th annual National Charter Schools Week, to be held May … Continue reading

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How not to teach elementary school science

CURRICULUM CRITIQUE: SCOTT, FORESMAN’S “DISCOVER SCIENCE” [When organizing some digital archives on this rainy Saturday, I came across this paper that I had written in the early 1990’s while taking a course for a lateral entry teaching certificate.  I don’t know if this … Continue reading

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High Scores at Low Cost: A Taxpaying Parent’s Dream, A Bureaucrat’s Nightmare.

Abstract When free-enterprise solutions are unleashed in a competitive environment controlled by local parental choice not remote bureaucratic dictates, both students and taxpayers win. A charter school in Southeastern North Carolina has a 15-year time-tested model for

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The Star Spangled Banner Asks a Question. What is its answer?

[The following is the text of a brief address that I gave to an assembly of students at Charter Day School, Leland, NC in 2004.  I have repeated it several times since and now share it with you on the … Continue reading

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Study: Charters Give Pupils, State More Bang for Buck

Reprinted from:  Carolina Journal News Reports University of Arkansas researchers also refute claim of cherry-picking students By Dan Way Jul. 29th, 2014 Share on facebook  Share on twitter RALEIGH — A new national study concludes that charter schools in North Carolina and other … Continue reading

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Charter school company refuses to disclose salaries. REALLY?

Print media company refuses to use brain. PR – 2014 06 10 re Starnews article

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Transparency – What you may not know…

Governments by Open Records: The original purpose of transparency through Open Meetings and Public Records and LEA salary disclosures is that these laws applied to the governments which made the rules and controlled the public’s money– the governments, whether state … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

(left) Capt. Mitchell Johnston, VF-16 Navy F6F ACE on the Hornet. Flew with Butch O’Hare,

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Some Media Slow to Report Facts…

[This comment was posted in response to a WECT May 20th article berating Charter Day School, RBA, and me for being slow to WECT’s demand for a list of all teachers’ salaries – personal information that we believe is private, … Continue reading

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Charter schools need to tell taxpayers what they’re getting for their money!

What is the Tax Payer Getting? Much more. “Charter schools need to tell taxpayers what they are getting for their money.” The headline is from the March 24 StarNews editorial. As a founder of local charter schools, I agree 100 … Continue reading

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