• John Locke Update

    The Unfinished Business of School Finance Reform

    posted February 13, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    A 2016 report published by the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Program Evaluation Division detailed the distribution of state funds to public schools and concluded that the system’s “features and controls are…
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    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.”…
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    Broken Promises in Buncombe: A-B Tech’s Missing Money

    posted January 16, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Buncombe County’s financial troubles will not end with the January 16th plea hearing of former county manager Wanda Greene in federal court or payment of her $750,000 settlement with the…
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    Year of Research Aimed at Improving Every Person’s Life

    posted December 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the 33rd and final research newsletter of 2018.  What a year it has been! Publishing a hardcore policy newsletter every week would not be possible without a team…
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    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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