• John Locke Update

    Thanksgiving in the Public Schools

    posted November 15, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    You may remember celebrating Thanksgiving by tracing your hand to create the outline of a turkey and hearing the story of the harvest meal celebrated by Pilgrims and American Indians…
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    Can State Legislators Lower the Cost of College?

    posted October 25, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    High school seniors could apply to any community college, nearly all private colleges, and six of the 10 public universities in North Carolina for free last week (October 15-19) as…
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    How Much Does Government Spend on School Supplies?

    posted September 27, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the third of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.  Part 1 discussed family expenditures on classroom items.  Part 2 addressed teacher expenditures on…
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    An Overview of State Test Scores and Such

    posted September 6, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On September 6, the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction released state test scores and other accountability measures for the 2017-18 school year.  Compared to the…
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    How Much Do Teachers Spend on School Supplies?

    posted August 15, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the second of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.  Part 1 discussed family expenditures on classroom items.  Part 3 will assess state expenditures for…
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    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…
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    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…
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    Public Education Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs

    posted July 26, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Education is a labor-intensive industry, and our public schools provide outstanding employment opportunities for a wide range of workers.  Last year, North Carolina’s public school districts and charter schools employed…
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    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…
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    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…

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