• John Locke Update

    Leandro defendants begin implementing a misguided action plan for schools

    posted September 8, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The remedial plan requires more than just the cooperation of the General Assembly. Instead, it requires the defendants to coordinate with multiple entities that never have been involved in the Leandro case or have only a tangential connection to it.
  • 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…
  • John Locke Update

    Compare State Education Systems With Caution

    posted November 12, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Last week, the Education Law Center published “Making the Grade 2019,”  a report that focuses exclusively on three categories of public school inputs: funding levels, distribution, and effort using…
  • John Locke Update

    Leandro and the Financial Impact of Charter Schools on Districts

    posted September 11, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    “North Carolina District Schools Are Thriving Fiscally Alongside Charter-School Growth” is a new peer-reviewed article published in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas. Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon…
  • 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…

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