Archives: Dr. Terry Stoops

  • JLF’s Terry Stoops analyzes N.C. school construction debate

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses the debate between a bond vote and a pay-as-you-go-plan for addressing statewide N.C. school construction needs. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.

  • JLF’s Terry Stoops analyzes N.C. teacher turnover report

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses the latest N.C. teacher turnover report. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 820: Examining growth in N.C. private school choice options

    School choice takes many different forms in North Carolina. In recent years, state legislators have established Opportunity Scholarship vouchers for students from low-wealth families, a separate grant program for students with special education needs, and education savings accounts. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of…

  • The unfinished business of school finance reform

    A 2016 report published by the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Program Evaluation Division detailed the distribution of state funds to public schools and concluded that the system’s “features and controls are redundant, counterintuitive, lack rationale, and obscure transparency and accountability.” They recommended either addressing the systemic defects identified in the report…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 819: The case for capping N.C. capital gains tax

    North Carolina could make a major improvement to its tax system by ending taxation of capital gains. But the state doesn’t have to scrap its capital gains tax completely to move in the right direction. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, recommends capping the capital gains tax at its…

  • JLF’s Terry Stoops assesses N.C. private school choice options

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, discusses N.C. Opportunity Scholarships, Disability Grants, and Education Savings Accounts. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.