Even if North Carolina adopts the widest-possible range of school choice measures, most parents will continue to send their kids to traditional district-run public schools. That’s why education reform efforts must include some emphasis on the traditional schools.

Terry Stoops devotes an entire chapter of JLF’s new First In Freedom book to district-run schools. Among his top recommendations: North Carolina should cut ties to the Common Core State Standards, an effort to nationalize some basic education standards. Learn more here and by watching the video clip below.