Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 145)

  • Education layoffs in New Hanover County: Blame Obama

    Much of the state and local media has ignored the fact that the expiration of federal stimulus funding is one of the major reasons why school districts will be forced to reduce faculty and staff at the end of the school year. School districts were aware of the so-called “funding…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011
  • Friday funnies courtesy of The Onion

    John Edwards Pays $30 To Register Edwards2016.com Just In Case CHAPEL HILL, NC—Disgraced former senator and democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told reporters Friday that while he has no plans to run for president in 2016, he has nonetheless registered Edwards2016.com because “you never know.” “I’m definitely not going to…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011
  • Flono: “we’re throwing out many good teachers”

    In her latest column, Fannie Flono, associate editor of the Charlotte Observer, declares that “we’re throwing out many good teachers” from our public schools. Why should we assume that any teachers who must be laid off are good at what they do?  Those who defend public schools want the…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011
  • Berger says GOP wants to reduce class sizes (oy vey)

    I choose to be passive aggressive and will not link to the AP article that outlines the GOP’s long-term plan to reduce class sizes in grades K-3. A recent Brookings Institute report, Class Size: What Research Says and What it Means for State Policy, pointed out that schools can…
    Terry Stoops, May 12, 2011
  • Disappearing federal education dollars

    The editors of the Charlotte Observer want county commissioners to pony up some money for CMS.  No surprise there.  But take notice of this bit of spin: Some say CMS is focusing on the wrong target. County commissioner Bill James said in an email that school officials “should be…
    Terry Stoops, May 12, 2011
  • ‘Manifesto’ Blasts Shared Curriculum, Tests

    I was one of the founding signatories of a “counter-manifesto” opposing the development of a national curriculum and national assessments.  Education Week writes, The manifesto, issued today and signed by more than 100 leaders in education, business, and politics, is a response to a document issued in March…
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2011
  • Governor Perdue: “These children belong to us”

    Governor Perdue addressed the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) One Voice Rally on Tuesday.  During her speech, Perdue declared, “This chapter belongs to us.  These children belong to us.” What did she mean by that statement?  How “we” define “us” has a direct bearing on how North Carolinians educate…
    Terry Stoops, May 5, 2011
  • Most Students Lack Civics Proficiency on NAEP

    Results from the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics test were released today.  NAEP reports aggregate scores from a national (and representative) sample of 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students.  The results were not encouraging.  From Education Week, Many high school seniors may be old enough to…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2011