• John Locke Update

    How Much Will Families Spend on School Supplies in 2019?

    posted August 15, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In debates about whether schools have sufficient supplies and materials for the school year, the contributions of parents are too often overlooked.  Whether it is through taxes or donations, families…
  • John Locke Update

    The Peculiar Politics of Reading Software for Early Literacy

    posted July 31, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Who could have predicted that North Carolina educators, lawmakers, and media would spend so much time disputing the reading software selected by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI)?  I…
  • John Locke Update

    State Officials Should Approve Wake County Charter Schools

    posted June 11, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    As Carolina Journal reported last week, the N.C. State Board of Education has delayed approval of two charter school applicants, North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wake Preparatory Academy, because…
  • John Locke Update

    Who Will Save the Public Schools of Robeson County?

    posted June 6, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    It is not difficult to understand why the editors of Business North Carolina and The Robesonian have asked the state to assist the Public Schools of Robeson County.
  • John Locke Update

    Three Cheers for Charter Management Companies

    posted May 23, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The education establishment and their left-wing political allies frequently condemn companies that are contracted to operate public charter schools.  As part of his Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education,…
  • John Locke Update

    The Triumphs and Challenges of N.C. Charter Schools

    posted May 15, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In 2011, Thom Tillis, Phil Berger, and the Republican leadership in the N.C. General Assembly removed the 100-school school cap included in the 1996 law that authorized the creation of…

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