Terry Stoops

Dr. Terry Stoops is Director of Research and Education Studies for the John Locke Foundation.

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Charter schools: Educational competition that is here to stay

After EdNC published Douglas Price’s article, “Three ideas for addressing key charter schools problems,” many of my friends in the...

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School choice gets personal

Happy National School Choice Week! On Monday, the John Locke Foundation hosted Mike Long, President of Parents For Educational Freedom in...

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Is the UNC system serious about teacher training reform?

On Valentine’s Day, The University of North Carolina System released “Leading on Literacy: Challenges and Opportunities in Teacher Preparation Across the University...

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School shootings and school safety

After the Parkland school shooting, Americans are questioning the safety of the nation’s public schools. It is an entirely rational...

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Apprenticeships are not a silver bullet

For decades, economists have considered the costs and benefits of adopting variations of highly developed apprenticeship systems operating in Germany...

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Per-student expenditure figures are not always meaningful

Earlier this month, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual “Rankings and Estimates” report.  In addition to North Carolina’s...

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North Carolina: A destination for teachers

Public school advocacy organizations and their allies contend that North Carolina is no longer a desirable destination for teachers. They...

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Improving school accountability in North Carolina

In their recent Behavioral Science & Policy article, “Reimagining Accountability in K–12 Education,” researchers Brian Gill, Jennifer Lerner, and Paul...

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Enrollment changes have consequences

Earlier this week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final 2015-16 student counts for all district and charter...

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Debates about funding miss the point

The mainstream media and pundits on both sides of the aisle focus an extraordinary amount of time and energy examining...

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Caution needed on schools

Few question the need for greater investment in public school facilities. The 2015-16 Facility Needs Survey, published by the N.C....

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Testing time and time for testing

Do you believe that the word “test” is figuratively a four-letter word? Politicians on the left and right surely do....