About: Terry Stoops
Recent Posts by Terry Stoops
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a left-wing think tank that publishes research and funds like-minded state-based operations including the N.C. Justice Center. This week, CBPP published a report that examined education spending. And N.C. Policy Watch, part of the organization that receives funding from CBPP, said the usual stuff about evilContinue Reading
A student’s photo of what appears to be a rather unsatisfying lunch from an Oklahoma public school has gone viral. My newsletter that outlines the effects of federal regulations on school lunches has not, but it would be cool if it did.
Incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner are competing for the privilege of representing Asheville in the N.C. House. The Republican is a product of public education. Rep. Moffitt and his children attended public elementary, middle, high, and postsecondary schools. The Democrat is a product of private schools. Mr. Turner attended the private CarolinaContinue Reading
Fantasy: Wake schools leaders listen well on reassignments (Editorial, News & Observer, October 12, 2014) Reality: Angry parents confront Wake County School Board over latest school assignment plan (Fred Shropshire, ABC 11, October 15, 2014)
Obscure website www.topmastersineducation.com has a list of the “50 School Districts with Highest Average Teacher Salaries.” I really do not care for rankings like these, but if the Wallethub.com ranking is any indication, it appears that some North Carolinians love to talk about education rankings published on obscure websites. And this one certainly qualifies. ThatContinue Reading
This morning I reluctantly watched a new anti-Tillis ad from the National Education Association (NEA). (If you have a hearty constitution and want to watch it, go here.) It is part of a seven-figure ad buy by the nation’s largest teachers union. The new ad, which features Chapel Hill teacher and activist Vivian Connell, did notContinue Reading
This article from FreedomWorks is an interesting perspective on Common Core and freedom generally. Here is an excerpt: We all truly believed in Mao and Communism because we were completely indoctrinated and did not have any other information. We had nationalized curriculum and tests, one of the subjects we had to study was Politics (CommunistContinue Reading
The N.C. General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division (FRD) recently revised their history of teacher and state employee salary increases through 2015. Below is the relevant information from that publication, but keep in mind that this only includes state-mandated raises. Individual districts may provide an additional supplement or bonus at their discretion.
Recent Comments by Terry Stoops
- June 18, 2013 on The Limits to Panic
- February 13, 2013 on Obama: More government preschool please
- January 29, 2013 on “Progressive” educational policy — from wasteful to authoritarian
- November 1, 2012 on Carney probes Romney’s support among upper middle class suburban voters
- April 17, 2012 on Jindal’s education reforms praised at National Review Online