Charter schools

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    Yes, charter schools were designed to foster competition

    Douglas Price, the 2019 North Carolina Burroughs Wellcome Fund Charter School Teacher of the Year, falls victim to groupthink in his latest EdNC article, Replacing the cap on charter schools forces charter schools to return to their original mission. Proponents of charters, like Terry Stoops of the…
    Terry Stoops, February 28, 2019
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    The growth of school choice in North Carolina

    Never gets old……
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2019
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    Has Durham Public Schools learned anything from parents who opt out?

    Here is a passage from a recent op-ed published in the News & Observer, Families choosing to not enroll in Durham Public Schools give us the important message that they don’t think their needs will be met. We need to listen to them and learn from that feedback — but…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2019
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    Charter school membership by district

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the latest charter school membership data.  DPI researchers calculated the average daily membership (ADM) of charter schools as a percentage of total public school enrollment.
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2019
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    NC charter law: 14th in the nation

    The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released their annual ranking of the nation’s 44 charter school laws, and North Carolina reached no. 14 this year.
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2019
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    Anti-choice coordination at its best? (with 1/15 updates)

    Want proof that the Left is coordinating its messages?  Compare the article written by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teacher Stu Egan with the letter to the editor written by Meredith College English professor Kelly Roberts. Stu Egan, “North Carolina’s Intentional Misuse of Charter Schools: They Are For Experimentation, Not Competition,” January 8,…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2019
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    Charter school facts

    Courtesy of the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools newsletter dated December 21, 2018: 109,389 students are being served by our 185 charter schools That represents 7.3% of the total public school population 50% are female and 50% are male 35 applicants to open a charter school are currently being reviewed…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2019
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    NC is 7th on CER’s Parent Power Index

    On the Center for Education Reform’s (CER) 2018 Parent Power Index, North Carolina is ranked 7th in the nation with an overall PPI score of 73.0 percent.  CER writes, Things are looking up for parents of the Tarheel state. Improvements to the state’s charter law and school…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2018