About: Terry Stoops

Recent Posts by Terry Stoops

Time to comment on the Alves plan

On February 11, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership released a proposed assignment plan formulated by consultant Michael Alves.  The NAACP of North Carolina, Great Schools in Wake Coalition, Mayor Charles Meeker, NC H.E.A.T, and their comrades have not commented on the plan. Interestingly, the good folks from GSIW hadContinue Reading






N&O editorial on charter schools is hinky

Editors of the News & Observer declare, Sometimes there are good reasons why a bill doesn’t just sail through the General Assembly, even when one party that is pushing it holds substantial majorities in both houses. That’s the case with legislation that goes way too far in lifting the cap on charter schools. Charters schools,Continue Reading






Happy St. Patrick’s Day






More college graduates or more entrepreneurs?

On Monday, President Obama remarked, “The best economic policy is one that produces more college graduates.”  Ira Stoll disagrees, It seems to me that president is wrong, and that the best economic policy is not one that “produces more college graduates,” but one that produces more entrepreneurs. If producing a high proportion of college graduatesContinue Reading






Why Every Kid in America Doesn’t Need to Be Educated

In an amusing satire, political humorist Frank Fleming asks, “Do we really want all of us to be a bunch of educated people who never do anything useful — like the Obama administration but for the whole country?”  Here is a sample: Is there a benefit to educating everybody regardless of actual need? We keepContinue Reading






CMS Middle and High School Costs Higher than Average

Most parents are willing to pay the bills for new public school buildings if they’re getting their money’s worth. But few Charlotte-Mecklenburg parents have any idea if the school system is building schools as efficiently as possible. Thanks to Wake County taxpayers, parents here now have a new tool to help them get the biggestContinue Reading






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