• John Locke Update

    Complacency Puts N.C. Charter School Movement At Risk

    posted November 16, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Since the election of Republican legislative majorities in 2010, charter schools have enjoyed a winning streak of pro-charter legislation and policy.  Those victories included the removal of the 100-school cap,…
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    Time for Constructive Dialogue about District School Facilities

    posted October 11, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this week, I participated in the first of three Hometown Debates, a debate series sponsored by The N.C. Institute of Political Leadership (NCIOPL).  The event featured yours truly, Senator…
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    Overview of 2017 State Test Scores and Graduation Rates

    posted September 7, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On Thursday, state education officials released 2016-17 accountability results for all North Carolina district and charter schools.  Overall, there was little difference in the performance of schools last year…
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    Ed School Enrollment and the Limits of Public Policy

    posted August 22, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Media outlets reported that enrollment in UNC education schools increased last year.  WUNC initially reported that it was a 16 percent jump, but according to WRAL, the actual…
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    District Enrollment Dips as Charters Surge

    posted August 22, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year.  Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in…
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    A Banner Year for School Choice in North Carolina

    posted July 20, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Allow me to recommend a new state nickname for North Carolina: The School Choice State. The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education released private and home school statistics this week.  As…
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    Overview of the New N.C. Public Education Budget

    posted June 28, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The $23 billion state budget has passed in time for the start of a new fiscal year, and the largest part of that budget – over $9 billion – will…

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