• John Locke Update

    Apprenticeships Are Not A Silver Bullet

    posted June 13, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    For decades, economists have considered the costs and benefits of adopting variations of highly developed apprenticeship systems operating in Germany and Switzerland. Such efforts are based on the belief that…
  • John Locke Update

    The House Education Budget is Pretty Good

    posted June 1, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This week, House Republicans released their full biennial budget proposal.  Budget writers included parts of the budget that were not unveiled last week, such as teacher and state employee…
  • John Locke Update

    Per-Student Expenditure Figures are Not Always Meaningful

    posted May 23, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this month, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual “Rankings and Estimates” report.  In addition to North Carolina’s surge in average teacher pay, NEA researchers estimated…
  • John Locke Update

    Teacher mobility report debunked? Hardly

    posted April 21, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This week, those on the Left have offered various critiques of my awesome new Spotlight report, North Carolina: A Destination for Teachers.  They took issue with two aspects of…
  • Research Report

    North Carolina: A Destination For Teachers

    posted April 5, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    During the 2015-16 school year, North Carolina licensed (via interstate reciprocity agreements) and subsequently employed 1,556 out-of-state teachers.1,2,3 At the same time, 828 public school teachers resigned to teach in other states. All told, the state imported 728 more teachers than it exported last year.
  • John Locke Update

    Staffing may hobble class size reduction efforts

    posted March 24, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    For the last several months, lawmakers and school districts have been at odds over class size requirements for grades K – 3.  On one side, some members of the…
  • John Locke Update

    Jacob’s New Address: A School of Choice

    posted March 23, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reported that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools planned to use a book titled “Jacob’s New Dress” in all first-grade classes as part of the district’s anti-bullying…
  • John Locke Update

    Class Size Controversy Puts Budget Flexibility At Risk

    posted March 2, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Over the last six years, the Republican-led General Assembly has granted school districts unprecedented budget, staffing, and class size flexibility.  Much of that flexibility has come at the request of…

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