• 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

    Opportunity for Success in Charlotte

    posted December 13, 2017 by Joseph Coletti
    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is right that the businesses and people of Charlotte and the rest of North Carolina “have a duty” to improve economic mobility. There…
  • 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,…
  • John Locke Update

    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…
  • John Locke Update

    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…
  • John Locke Update

    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…
  • 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…

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