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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
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    The Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to grow

    The N.C. State Education Assistance Authority posted updated data on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which awards private school vouchers to low-income children. Between 2017 and 2019, the Opportunity Scholarship Program had a 12.8 percent increase in applications and a 16 percent increase in recipients (so far).  Not bad!   2018-19…
    Terry Stoops, November 19, 2018
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    No, One Limited Study Does Not Prove School Vouchers Don’t Work

    You might be hearing a lot about the new study by Robert Pianta and Arya Ansari, “Does Attendance in Private Schools Predict Student Outcomes at Age 15? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study.”  Recently, opponents of private school choice have touted the study, claiming that it proves that vouchers…
    Terry Stoops, August 9, 2018
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    Private school enrollment up 1.2 percent, hits 101,775 students

    As promised, here are the private school statistics for the 2017-18 school year! During the 2017-18 school year, 101,775 students attended 767 private schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased by 1,190 students or 1.2 percent from the year before. Mecklenburg and Wake counties led the pack with 18,506 and…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018