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    More school competition leads to better citizens

    Corey DeAngelis offers that finding in a Cato Institute report. One of the original arguments for establishing a system of common schools was that children from different backgrounds would learn to get along with one another and become proper citizens. However, when students throw rocks at a seven-year-old boy…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2017
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    Check Out The Left’s Double Standard About Profit in Education

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, discusses left-of-center criticism of private companies earning profits from public schools. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, August 28, 2017
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    Time To Call NC the School Choice State?

    Dr. Terry Stoops says the amazing growth in school choice warrants a new tagline for North Carolina: the school choice state. Learn the incredible numbers here.
    Donna Martinez, August 7, 2017
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Cited in News & Observer Story On School Choice Gains

    From the Raleigh News & Observer’s story on growth in North Carolina’s school choice movement: North Carolina has welcomed more than 116,000 new students so far this decade, but most of these newcomers aren’t going to traditional public schools. Enrollment dropped by 5,562 students this…
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2017
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    Cooper’s budget throws ethnic/racial minority students under the bus

    Governor Roy Cooper’s budget would discontinue the expansion of the Opportunity Scholarship Program, funding scholarships only for those low-income children already receiving them. According to the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, 59 percent of the nearly 5,500 low-income students receiving an Opportunity Scholarship belong to an ethnic or racial…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2017
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    Choice Media releases school choice music video

    “We Don’t Want School Choice (Options Are Bad)”…
    Terry Stoops, October 12, 2015
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    Judge Hobgood’s order striking down vouchers

    A week ago, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood issued an injunction preventing the first round of Opportunity Scholarships, or vouchers, from being issued to the parents who applied for them. (See here, here, and here for more.) Hobgood’s 16-page order is now available (…
    Rick Henderson, February 28, 2014
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    Decentralization Best in Education

    Today’s editorial from the Washington Times highlights problems associated with top down government intervention in education. When Jimmy Carter opened the Department of Education, Uncle Sam was supposed to be just a financier doling out money to schools. Federal law prohibited the department from writing the curriculum or selecting “instructional materials.” Things began to…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, May 30, 2013