• John Locke Update

    How Much Do Families Spend on School Supplies?

    posted August 9, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the first of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.  Part 2 will address teacher expenditures on classroom items.  Part 3 will assess state expenditures for…
  • Research Report

    Ten Myths about North Carolina’s Private Schools: A Parent’s Guide

    posted July 29, 2009 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This guide is a first step in a larger effort to correct decades-old misconceptions about North Carolina's private schools. In the spring of 2009, the John Locke Foundation conducted a survey of all private schools in North Carolina. Much of the information below comes from responses to the questionnaire.
  • 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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