Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • Elementary school produces advocacy video

    I received the video posted below from a friend who lives in Iredell County.  Coddle Creek Elementary School is part of the Iredell-Statesville Schools.  Surely, teachers and administrators can find ways to advocate for an issue without using children as political pawns. On a separate note,…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2017
  • Walsh addresses N.C. class size debate

    The challenge of learning from others’ mistakes by Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality April 13, 2017 Dear State Legislator: First let’s get the obvious points out of the way. I get that your constituents love small class sizes. Certainly, no rational teacher will tell…
    Terry Stoops, April 13, 2017
  • Trump’s most popular proposals

    According to Gallup’s “Americans’ Views of President Trump’s Proposals and Actions” poll, Americans agree with Trump on family leave, infrastructure, tax cuts, school choice, and, to a lesser extent, military spending increases. Require companies to provide family leave for parents after the birth of a child: 81 percent…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2017
  • Meta-Analysis: Merit Pay Increases Student Performance

    Matthew Springer, Lam Pham, and Tuan Nguyen from Vanderbilt University recently published “Teacher Merit Pay and Student Test Scores: A Meta-Analysis,” which examines “reported findings from 44 primary studies” of teacher merit pay programs.  They concluded that the “presence of a merit pay program is associated with a modest, statistically…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2017
  • Take a break from politics…

    Holden Beach, N.C.: Ice-cream-loving squirrel nibbles on bite-sized cone…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2017
  • Journal article reveals tensions between NCAE and Organize 2020

    Organize 2020 is the “social justice caucus” of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the state’s National Education Association affiliate.  Last year, 14 members of Organize 2020 were arrested in downtown Raleigh for sitting in the middle of the road to protest education funding or something.  Citizen journalist…
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2017
  • Wake County middle school worksheet takes a page from the Maury Show

    The Maury Show is famous for conducting DNA tests for guests who have doubts about the paternity of their children. Yesterday’s show, for example, was “6 Kids denied…5 men tested…Who’s the father?” Now, a middle school in Wake County is bringing that experience to the classroom. I received a…
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2017
  • Foreign Exchange Students: U.S. Classes are Easy

    The “Brown Center Report on American Education,” published annually by the Brookings Institution, always offers interesting tidbits about the state of American education.  In this year’s edition, senior fellow Tom Loveless discusses results from a recent Brookings survey of 600 foreign exchange students.  The institution conducted a similar survey…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2017