• John Locke Update

    Inputs, outcomes, and the school that spent $25k per student

    posted September 16, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    How do we account for these differences? Does money matter? While comparisons of school performance have been available for years, the ability to evaluate spending by school wasn’t possible until this year.
  • 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…
  • Research Report

    Choice in North Carolina Education: 2003

    posted September 14, 2003 by Dr. Karen Y. Palasek
    A 2003 report from JLF and the NC Education Alliance looked at the availability and use of parental choice in the state. In 69 of 117 districts, parents had no public-school choice options. Eighty-seven percent of students in grades 3 to 8 attended public schools, with about 15 percent of all 3-8 students were enrolled in a public school of choice (including charters). About 6 percent of 3rd to 8th grade students were home schooled, and another 7 percent attended a private school outside the home.

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