Charter schools

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    Do Republicans and Democrats really agree on education issues?

    The latest High Point University Poll concludes that “NC Republicans and Democrats agree on education issues.”  That’s news to me. After an examination of the poll, I suspect the supposed agreement is a consequence of the pollsters’ decision to focus on benefits and not costs.  For example, Q: The…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2018
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    Districts fuel desire for educational options

    If you listen to the mainstream media or public school advocacy groups, you might believe that sinister, for-profit meanies are driving the demand for school choice by depicting district schools as defective or immoral institutions. But districts do a fine job of alienating families without any help from school choice…
    Terry Stoops, February 8, 2018
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    Stanly County Schools misappropriated Medicaid dollars

    According to an article in the Stanley News & Press, At a finance committee meeting Tuesday night it was revealed the district finds itself in financial straits after charter school enrollment exceeded early projections and Medicaid misappropriations. As for the latter, SCS?finance director Nancy Hatley further explained in follow-up…
    Terry Stoops, January 29, 2018
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    Durham should focus less on charters, more on its own racial disparities

    At a community forum last week, Durham Public Schools superintendent Pascal Mubenga said that, due to charter schools, “If Durham is not careful, its schools will become segregated like they were in the 1950s.” Days after Dr. Mubenga made those remarks, the Herald Sun reported, Meanwhile, in Durham…
    Terry Stoops, January 26, 2018
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    The transformation of Superintendent Pascal Mubenga

    Durham Public Schools (DPS) superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga raise some eyebrows with his recent remarks about charter schools.  According to the News & Observer, If parents would check charter school achievement data, they would see for themselves that those schools are not serving students well, he said. “Go on…
    Terry Stoops, January 19, 2018
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    Charter school expansion: N&O style

    According to an inane editorial published by the News & Observer, But North Carolina has let charters grow too fast in number without contemplating their effect on regular public schools – and without GOP legislators bolstering funding for regular schools to offset the losses from more charters. I have…
    Terry Stoops, January 16, 2018
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Warns Against Complacency In Charter School Movement

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, explains his fears about complacency within the N.C. public charter school movement. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch Terry and then read his full analysis of the potential consequences…
    Donna Martinez, December 14, 2017