by Lindsay Marchello Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed.  Reopen the schools: Five parents are challenging Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ decision to start the school year with full-time remote learning. The group of parents filed a lawsuit Sept. 3…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would seize millions from school choices programs and divert it to public schools. Cooper’s plan could eventually cripple the programs while at the same time propping up failing public schools and punishing low-income families, critics say. Cooper announced a $25 billion…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina’s largest teacher organization is suing to kill a program helping low-income families send their children to private schools. Seven N.C. parents filed a lawsuit Monday, July 27, in Wake County Superior Court challenging the constitutionality of the Opportunity Scholarship program. The N.C. Association of…

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by Dr. Terry Stoops A Union County teacher recently declared, “This might be rude, but I don’t care about parent child care issues. That should not be a valid reason for opening schools. #ihave3” Of the 367 comments to that Facebook post, a sizable majority agreed. “It’s time to hold parents accountable for raising the…

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