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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

Learn more about vouchers

How much is that cupcake really worth?!
Use this as an introductory lesson to supply & demand for Economic, Legal and Political Systems students.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9–10 Social Studies)
By Joy Walker.

Resources on the web

The controversial school voucher issue
Students learn what school vouchers are and how they affect how education is provided. (Learn more)
Format: lesson plan (grade 10 Social Studies)
Provided by: National Council on Economic Education

School-choice proposals that permit states to help pay tuition for children who attend private or religious schools.

See also school choice.

Additional information

Voucher advocates argue that as a model of school choice, vouchers allow parents to make the best educational decision for their children. Vouchers allow children in low-performing schools to choose a private school option.

Oppenents argue that vouchers undermine traditional public schools by taking funds from public schools and limiting accountability for schooling through the private sector. Opponents also argue that vouchers diminish a long-standing commitment to equitable public schooling for all students.

Examples and resources