About: Terry Stoops
Recent Posts by Terry Stoops
Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education have considered using busing to promote racial and socioeconomic diversity. But it appears that CMS parents from every walk of life do not support that idea. Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer writes, MeckEd said neighborhood schools consistently emerged as a high priority: “Whether from aContinue Reading
According to “Feeling the Squeeze: Pension Costs Are Crowding Out Education Spending” by Josh B. McGee of the Manhattan Institute, North Carolina was one of eight states that had declining per-pupil expenditures and growing pension contributions between 2000 and 2013. Education is the largest and potentially the most important public service to suffer. Almost everyContinue Reading
At today’s House Select Committee on Education Strategies and Practice meeting, Kathryn Marker of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) gave an overview of the Disability Grant Program, one of two popular private school voucher programs approved by the N.C. General Assembly. Last year, 787 students receive a grant, more than double theContinue Reading
Courtesy of the Finance Officers’ Newsletter for October 14, 2016: I blame the presidential election.
TeacherPensions.org has a great explanation of why treatment of teacher pensions in WalletHub’s “Best and Worst States for Teachers” ranking is problematic. Max Marchitello writes, But WalletHub’s rankings shouldn’t be taken at face value. And, as with any aggregate state ranking, the devil is in the details. About 14 percent of their total Job Opportunity &Continue Reading
According to a new Education Commission of the States report, North Carolina is one of only 13 states and the District of Columbia that requires schools to offer full-day kindergarten classes. In addition, North Carolina is one of only six states where kindergarten enrollment exceeds 90 percent.
From Report of the Commission for the Study of Teacher Merit Pay and Implementation of a Revised Public School Curriculum (1960) Recommendations: Make teachers salaries competitive with salaries in other states. Provide funds so that the State Board of Education can reduce class size and provide for librarians, guidance counselors, nonteaching principals, special education teachers,Continue Reading
Recent Comments by Terry Stoops
- March 14, 2016 on Average teacher pay nearly $48,000 a year
- September 3, 2015 on Higher percentage of charters earn a C or above
- July 24, 2015 on NC SBE’s impressive response to NCAE post
- April 11, 2015 on Teacher promotes truancy, student walk outs
- November 20, 2014 on JLF promotes Swanson to president and CEO as 25th anniversary approaches