• John Locke Update

    Shortcomings of the WestEd report: Student achievement

    posted February 19, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This review of “Sound Basic Education for All: An Action Plan for North Carolina” by California-based consultant WestEd will focus on student performance.  “Sound Basic Education for All” offers…
  • John Locke Update

    Shortcomings of the WestEd report: Resources

    posted February 12, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In 2017, the plaintiffs and defendants in Leandro v. State of North Carolina agreed to allow an independent consultant to advise Judge David Lee on how to proceed in the…
  • John Locke Update

    WestEd, the Courts, and the State Constitution

    posted December 12, 2019 by Joseph Coletti, Dr. Terry Stoops
    Supporters of higher taxes cheered the WestEd report on North Carolina schools that became public on December 10th, five months after Judge David Lee received it. Until Judge Lee…
  • Research Report

    Facts on School Equity: Full Accounting Nearly Eliminates Supposed Gap

    posted March 5, 2001 by John Hood
    State policymakers are considering a $43 million request for additional funding for poor school districts and awaiting the resolution of the Leandro school finance case. They should keep in mind that funding disparities among North Carolina school districts are minor due to their primary reliance on state rather than local taxes. Indeed, in inflation-adjusted spending per pupil, the state's 25 poorest districts are better funded today than the 25 richest districts were 11 years ago.

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