• John Locke Update

    School Shootings and School Safety

    posted March 1, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    After the Parkland school shooting, Americans are questioning the safety of the nation’s public schools.  It is an entirely rational response to the murder of 17 students and teachers at…
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    Student Activism and the Parkland School Shooting

    posted March 1, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    High school students at a handful of North Carolina schools staged walkouts to protest gun violence and demand stronger gun laws in the wake of the Parkland school shooting.  Nationwide…
  • John Locke Update

    Emotion is a Poor Guide When a Civil Right is at Stake

    posted March 1, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    This month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has brought the issue of guns back to the forefront. It’s perhaps to be expected when emotions are raw. Still, the…
  • John Locke Update

    Do Charlotte’s Charter Schools Segregate?

    posted February 1, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Jenn Ayscue of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and UNC Charlotte researchers Amy Hawn Nelson, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Jason Giersch, and Martha Cecilia Bottia published a report this week…
  • John Locke Update

    A Letter to School Choice Families

    posted January 25, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Dear School Choice Families, Let’s talk. This was National School Choice Week, and I am thrilled that your children attend a school of choice. You may be among those who…
  • John Locke Update

    The Charter School Money Drain Blame Game

    posted January 18, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    A new working paper by Helen Ladd and John Singleton, The Fiscal Externalities of Charter Schools: Evidence from North Carolina, appears to confirm the long-held suspicions of district school advocates…
  • John Locke Update

    Good News in Teacher Turnover Report

    posted January 10, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The State Board of Education received the 2016-17 State of the Teaching Profession in North Carolina report last week.  The report summarizes the attrition and mobility of public school…

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