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    The Problem with a Private School Enrollment Decline

    The effects of coronavirus and the subsequent economic shutdown are causing ripple effects across America. Everything – from restaurants to gas stations to theme parks – has been affected by this crisis. Among the list of unexpected victims, JLF’s Terry Stoops writes, are private schools. Stoops explains: These unnerving economic…
    Brenee Goforth, May 8, 2020
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    NC State researchers publish new report on the Opportunity Scholarship Program

    In “An Analysis of North Carolina’s Private School Landscape” Anna Egalite, M. Daniela Barriga, D.T. Stallings, and Emily Antoszyk provide tremendously useful data about North Carolina’s private schools, including private school density, diversity, demand, proximity, and testing. Perhaps its most important contribution is its analysis of private school tuition…
    Terry Stoops, April 14, 2020
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    Florida voucher program yields big benefits for children

    Between 2002 and 2017, Florida expanded its private school voucher program, and according to a new NBER study, children who participated in the program were the big winners. Expansion of the program produced modestly larger benefits for students attending public schools that had a larger initial degree of private…
    Terry Stoops, February 18, 2020
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    1 in 5 NC students don’t attend traditional public schools, new figures show

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details: Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising. New statewide figures released this month show that homeschools, private schools and charter schools all continued to add…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2019
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    Cooper panders to union by proposing phase-out of voucher programs

    Governor Cooper released a compromise budget yesterday that included the discontinuation of funding for North Carolina’s school choice programs.  The press release outlines a plan that would “Maintain private school vouchers in the base budget for those who now use them, but do not include additional money or special…
    Terry Stoops, July 10, 2019
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    Private school enrollment inches up

    Private school statistics for the 2018-19 school year are here! During the 2018-19 school year, 102,400 students attended 769 private schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased by 803 students or 0.8 percent from the year before. Wake County’s private school population is now larger than Mecklenburg County’s.  Last school year,…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 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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    Address bullying through school choice

    No student should have to endure three years – or even three minutes – of bullying at their school.  Thank goodness this family was able to find Cornerstone Christian Academy. Unfortunately, thousands of children do not have the resources to escape schools that subject them to psychological and physical harm. …
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2019