• John Locke Update

    Charter School Reform: Authorizers And Capital Funding

    posted January 11, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    According to the Center for Education Reform’s “Charter School Laws Across the States,” North Carolina’s charter school law rose to 23rd best in the nation, a seven place jump…
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    June Atkinson’s Cathedral Stands

    posted January 10, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Sincer her November defeat to upstart Mark Johnson, former Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson has been employing a sympathetic media establishment to voice her disappointment at the outcome of…
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    Who Is (And Should Be) “In Charge” Of Education In NC?

    posted December 15, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    As part of Extra Session 4, Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly introduced House Bill 17: Modify Certain Appointments/Employment. The bill would grant the incoming Superintendent of Public…
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    The Road To Freedom

    posted December 13, 2016
    As North Carolina’s conservative think tank with 26 years of influencing public policy, the John Locke Foundation continues to seek liberty at every opportunity. With the General Assembly…
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    NC Public Schools Are Not Internationally Competitive

    posted December 8, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released results from the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).  PISA assesses math, reading, and science proficiency among…
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    Flag Burning: A Matter of Property Rights

    posted December 1, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    To agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the…

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