• John Locke Update

    State Officials Should Approve Wake County Charter Schools

    posted June 11, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    As Carolina Journal reported last week, the N.C. State Board of Education has delayed approval of two charter school applicants, North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wake Preparatory Academy, because…
  • John Locke Update

    Three Cheers for Charter Management Companies

    posted May 23, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The education establishment and their left-wing political allies frequently condemn companies that are contracted to operate public charter schools.  As part of his Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education,…
  • John Locke Update

    The Triumphs and Challenges of N.C. Charter Schools

    posted May 15, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In 2011, Thom Tillis, Phil Berger, and the Republican leadership in the N.C. General Assembly removed the 100-school school cap included in the 1996 law that authorized the creation of…
  • John Locke Update

    Can Government Rebuild Social Capital?

    posted January 30, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Nathan Glazer died last week at the age of 95. He was one of the original neo-conservatives, when the term still meant “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”…
  • John Locke Update

    The Triumph of Homeschooling in North Carolina

    posted August 15, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Reprinted from the August 2018 issue of Carolina Journal. One of the cardinal rules of public policy writing for a general audience is that the author should not overload…
  • John Locke Update

    Homeschooling Questions and Answers

    posted July 12, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    How many children are homeschooled? According to data recently released by the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education, an estimated 135,749 students enrolled in homeschools last year, a 6.2 percent…
  • John Locke Update

    Scholarship Program is a Worthwhile Investment

    posted June 29, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Debate over the impact of the Opportunity Scholarship Program was renewed recently when N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, D.T. Stallings, and Stephen Porter published a study that found…
  • John Locke Update

    Don’t Expect Municipal Charter Schools to Open Soon

    posted June 8, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    House Bill 514/Session Law 2018-3 would allow four Mecklenburg County municipalities – Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, and Mint Hill – to undertake the charter school application process and, if successful,…
  • John Locke Update

    Do Charlotte’s Charter Schools Segregate?

    posted February 1, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Jenn Ayscue of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and UNC Charlotte researchers Amy Hawn Nelson, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Jason Giersch, and Martha Cecilia Bottia published a report this week…

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