Education

"Nearly 1 in 5 NC students are opting out of traditional public schools. Does it matter?"

Isn't it interesting what happens when you give people a choice?

For the third year in a row, enrollment has fallen in North Carolina’s traditional public schools even as the number of students continues to rise in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. The percentage of the state’s 1.8 million students attending traditional public schools has dropped to 80.8 percent and is continuing to fall rapidly.


Journalism these days!

So the New York Times took a look at the course evaluations of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the first paragraph we find this:

Anonymous evaluations of professors by their students can be caustic or catty. But they are also unfailingly candid . . .

"[U]nfailingly candid"?? Says who? How does the reporter know? Couldn't they, at least occasionally, be "I'm getting a low grade in this class and I'm anonymous, so I'll just be nasty."