Elizabeth Haddix and Mark Dorosin

It’s time to hit the reset button on the privatization of public education

By: - August 27, 2019

Opponents of traditional public schools are scrambling to defend the diversion of public funds to charter and private schools. They argue that since education itself is a public good, it shouldn’t matter where a student is educated: any school, regardless of its mission, quality, curriculum, student composition, staff experience, or student outcomes supports the public good, and therefore should be financially supported by the state.

Key demands of education marchers could soon find their way into state court

By: - May 1, 2019

Recommendations of court-appointed expert in Leandro case expected to echo, amplify educators' agenda If the May 1 action in support for public schools doesn’t convince North Carolina administrators and policymakers to change course on our education policies, maybe the report from the court-appointed expert in the now 25-year old Leandro litigation—due at the end of May— will.

The ugly truth about school vouchers

By: - February 17, 2014

A commitment to strong public schools is not only a moral, but also an economic cornerstone of our state. Our state constitution guarantees every child the opportunity to “receive a sound basic education,” and further ensures that public funds for education are to be “used exclusively for establishing and maintaining a uniform system of free […]