• John Locke Update

    Compare State Education Systems With Caution

    posted November 12, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Last week, the Education Law Center published “Making the Grade 2019,”  a report that focuses exclusively on three categories of public school inputs: funding levels, distribution, and effort using…
  • John Locke Update

    Leandro and the Financial Impact of Charter Schools on Districts

    posted September 11, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    “North Carolina District Schools Are Thriving Fiscally Alongside Charter-School Growth” is a new peer-reviewed article published in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas. Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon…
  • John Locke Update

    Overview of 2018-19 Public School Accountability Results

    posted September 6, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 state accountability results this week.  The release included end-of-grade and end-of-course test results, growth (or value-added) scores, school performance grades,…
  • 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…
  • Research Report

    North Carolina Public School Finance

    posted July 31, 2019 by Aaron Garth Smith, Dr. Terry Stoops
    Introduction North Carolina’s K-12 public school finance system is broken. And efforts to fix it have been at least a decade in the making. This paper highlights the problems with…
  • 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…

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