Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 145)

  • Flay thumps Christensen on Iron Chef

    Ashley Christensen, the chef-owner of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, entered Kitchen Stadium to take on the formidable Bobby Flay in Battle Chum Salmon.  Chum (aka dog, Keta, or Silverbrite) salmon is a type of Pacific salmon. Flay beat Christensen 45-35.  He outscored Christensen in all three categories evaluated…
    Terry Stoops, July 25, 2011
  • Macon County calendar controversy

    The Franklin Press reports, The Macon County Board of Education passed a resolution at a special called meeting on Monday authorizing its lawyers to intervene in a petition filed by Highlands resident Sabrina Hawkins and the Save Our Summers-North Carolina group to prevent Macon County from beginning classes on…
    Terry Stoops, July 22, 2011
  • Rahm Emanuel to send his children to private school

    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he will send his son and two daughters to the University of Chicago Lab School, a prestigious private school in Chicago’s swanky Hyde Park neighborhood.  President Barack Obama’s daughters also attended the Lab School but now they attend Sidwell Friends, an elite private…
    Terry Stoops, July 21, 2011
  • More on the Manning mess

    Apparently, my discussion of Judge Howard Manning’s court order generated some misunderstanding.  So here are a few additional thoughts: 1. I do not condone judicial activism, even when the judge is a Republican like Manning.  I think I have made that clear.  Thus, I am (and will never…
    Terry Stoops, July 19, 2011
  • Judge Manning speaketh

    Here we go again. Judge Howard Manning, who oversees the Leandro school-adequacy lawsuit, issued an order that requires the NC General Assembly to revise a budget provision that caps at-risk student enrollment in state pre-kindergarten programs at 20 percent. This is a HUGE blow to the Leandro plaintiffs, who…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2011
  • Teacher quality and charter competition

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) just released a new working paper, “School Competition and Teacher Labor Markets: Evidence from Charter School Entry in North Carolina” by C. Kirabo Jackson of Northwestern University.  Professor Jackson concluded, I find that teachers moving from TPSs [traditional public schools] to charter schools…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2011
  • Clueless Salon article about ALEC

    Salon’s Alex Pareene calls the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) a “Match.com for state lawmakers and the nation’s worst industry lobbies.”  Pareene thinks he has it all figured out, GOP state legislators go to fancy conferences where they sit down with lobbyists and right-wing activists and draft right-wing legislation…
    Terry Stoops, July 14, 2011