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    Emotion is a Poor Guide When a Civil Right is at Stake

    posted March 1, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    This month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has brought the issue of guns back to the forefront. It’s perhaps to be expected when emotions are raw. Still, the…
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    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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    A Letter to School Choice Families

    posted January 25, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Dear School Choice Families, Let’s talk. This was National School Choice Week, and I am thrilled that your children attend a school of choice. You may be among those who…
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    The Charter School Money Drain Blame Game

    posted January 18, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    A new working paper by Helen Ladd and John Singleton, The Fiscal Externalities of Charter Schools: Evidence from North Carolina, appears to confirm the long-held suspicions of district school advocates…
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    Good News in Teacher Turnover Report

    posted January 10, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The State Board of Education received the 2016-17 State of the Teaching Profession in North Carolina report last week.  The report summarizes the attrition and mobility of public school…
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    Complacency Puts N.C. Charter School Movement At Risk

    posted November 16, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Since the election of Republican legislative majorities in 2010, charter schools have enjoyed a winning streak of pro-charter legislation and policy.  Those victories included the removal of the 100-school cap,…
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    Time for Constructive Dialogue about District School Facilities

    posted October 11, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this week, I participated in the first of three Hometown Debates, a debate series sponsored by The N.C. Institute of Political Leadership (NCIOPL).  The event featured yours truly, Senator…

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