About: Terry Stoops

Recent Posts by Terry Stoops

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Today is Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.  If you receive a strange call or email from me today, this is why:

NC tops in snake bites

The following map is courtesy of Estately:

NCAE has fewer members today than they did in 1994

Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency reports that 20 NEA affiliates, including the NC Association of Educators (NCAE), have fewer members today than they did in 1994.  Antonucci writes, In 1994 the National Education Association had 2.2 million members. In the years since, the union has increased its numbers by 800,000. During a periodContinue Reading

The end game is fewer charters and less choice

Yesterday, I wrote about a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study written by researchers at Duke University.  In “The Growing Segmentation of the Charter School Sector in North Carolina” by Helen Ladd, Charles Clotfelter, and John Holbein, the authors speculate that “white flight” is responsible for raising student achievement in the state’s charterContinue Reading

When HISD comes to town, remember this

Every year, the mainstream media highlights teacher recruitment visits from representatives of the Houston Independent School District (HISD).  They note how North Carolina teachers are eager to make the move to Houston because they’ll receive higher pay and presumably better working conditions.  The underlying purpose of these stories is to imply that the reforms implementedContinue Reading

Duke researchers: NC charters outperform district schools

“The Growing Segmentation of the Charter School Sector in North Carolina” is a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper written by Helen Ladd, Charles Clotfelter, and John Holbein of Duke University.  They conclude, …we document that the charter schools as a group initially started out behind the traditional public schools in terms ofContinue Reading

DHHS getting into the charter school oversight business

The Office of Charter Schools is located in the NC Department of Public Instruction.  Nevertheless, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is looking for a Charter School Health Consultant. As staff in the School Health Unit, this consultant’s responsibilities include charter school health program development, implementation, monitoring and assistance with quality assurance. Continue Reading

Superintendent can’t back up claims

In an op-ed published by NC Policy Watch, Mooresville Graded Superintendent Mark Edwards writes, The treatment of our state’s teachers is creating a drastic drop in enrollment in our Colleges of Education throughout North Carolina; furthermore, it is causing veteran teachers to retire ahead of when many planned because they feel disheartened and dishonored. First,Continue Reading

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