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What's New in NC Education News

Recent Team Updates and Resources

  • November 2017 Agenda and Meeting Minutes – PDF iconPDF
  • Education League Action Team Organizing Meeting Notes – PDF iconPDF
  • Legislative Updates Impacting Education in NC – PDF iconPDF
  • A Round Table of Thoughts about Public Education – PDF iconPDF
  • Review of Local Charter Schools: Lower Cape Fear –  PDF iconPDF

About Our Education League Action Team

The League of Women Voters (LWV) believes strongly that high quality public education for all children is necessary to sustain our democratic way of life and the economic health of our state and the people. Furthermore, having studied education issues at the national, state and local levels for many decades, the LWV concludes that adequate funding is essential to the ability of the state to provide and sustain such an education.

Our Stance on Public Education

    • We oppose shifting public tax dollars to private entities
    • We support fully funded public, pre-K education programs
    • We believe highly qualified educators are necessary
    • We support training, support, and professional development
    • We believe in salaries competitive with the national average
    • We believe charter schools receiving public dollars must be held to the same educational, accountability and transparency standards as traditional public schools

The League of Voters of North Carolina is taking action to advocate for quality public education in our state. In accordance with these priorities, the LWVNC Advocacy Plan includes:

  • Formation of an observer corps to attend related NCGA committee meetings & hearings
  • Appointment of a designated representative of LWVNC to be available to speak to these issues
  • Monitoring of state funding and budget issues
  • Collaboration with other organizations to advance the LWVNC’s priorities
  • Outreach of local Leagues to their local school officials to obtain information on the local impact of school funding in their local school system

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The League of Women Voters of North Carolina supports provision of secure, sufficient and equitable educational opportunities for all.
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An Open Letter from Bonnie Bechard & Mary Kolek, LWV-Lower Cape Fear

In our study “NC Private Schools Receiving Vouchers: A Study of the Curriculum”, the League of Women Voters of North Carolina found that more than three-fourths of schools receiving vouchers in North Carolina use a curriculum in the Sciences, History, Government, and Literature, that is not accepted by major universities and which educators criticize as lacking academic rigor and critical thinking.

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The League of Women Voters released an analysis today that calls into question how some of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships are being spent. The author’s research indicates that approximately 77% of private schools receiving vouchers are using curricula that do not comply with state standards, leaving many students unprepared for college level coursework or careers in certain fields.