• John Locke Update

    Academic Transparency Does Not Undermine Professionalism; It Promotes It

    posted May 20, 2021 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Academic transparency is one way to guarantee that teachers adhere to the Code of Ethics for North Carolina Educators, which requires that they do not “proselytize for personal viewpoints that are outside the scope of professional practice.” Teachers have an ethical obligation to separate their personal views from their professional responsibilities, particularly when discussing issues as contentious as the conflict in the Middle East.
  • John Locke Update

    Is North Carolina a Top State for Teachers?

    posted September 23, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    North Carolinians do not need WalletHub to tell us that North Carolina teachers have fared well since 2014. Several state-level reports and studies reflect the efforts of the NC General Assembly to prioritize investments in public school teachers.
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper and the NCAE play pandemic politics

    posted July 14, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Is the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) done playing nice with Gov. Cooper?  I have been thinking about that question ever since Bob Luebke of the Civitas Institute asked…
  • John Locke Update

    The unsettling uncertainty of the next school year

    posted June 18, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    When I’m asked about what to expect in the coming school year, I usually offer a delightfully vague answer: it will be different.  I don’t know how it will be…
  • John Locke Update

    Slapdash schooling and lackadaisical learning

    posted May 6, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    During the last week in March, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) conducted a survey to measure the state’s migration to remote learning, that is, the use of…

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