• John Locke Update

    Social studies standards would guarantee another generation of ignorant adults

    posted February 3, 2021 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    North Carolina needs social studies standards focused on civic literacy and dedicated to providing students a balanced perspective of American history. A balanced view does not attempt to conceal the nation’s mistakes. Instead, it gives equal weight to failures and successes. It identifies errors and facts. It affirms our ideals, even as we work to create a society that honors them.
  • John Locke Update

    Celebrating School Choice? Thank Milton Friedman, too

    posted January 25, 2021 by Dr. Robert Luebke
    Friedman’s ideas have helped to fuel an education revolution in North Carolina and across the country. Choice empowers parents to make educational decisions, challenges monopolies, and calls out bureaucracies. Choice expands personal freedom but also highlights that accountability comes in different forms. In so doing, choice has helped to shift the public discussion of education from a focus on how much money is spent to how well money is spent.
  • John Locke Update

    Teachers are staying put, and that’s good news

    posted December 2, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Public school advocacy organizations and teacher unions claim that educator attrition data indicate the health of the teaching profession. If that is the case, then they should be pleased that the rate continues to drop.
  • 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…
  • John Locke Update

    Who Will Save the Public Schools of Robeson County?

    posted June 6, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    It is not difficult to understand why the editors of Business North Carolina and The Robesonian have asked the state to assist the Public Schools of Robeson County.

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