About: Terry Stoops

Recent Posts by Terry Stoops

The Left’s new school funding argument

On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) published “Funding North Carolina’s Public Schools: Changes Since FY 2008-09.” The two-page note formed the basis of a piece by editorial page editor Ned Barnett (NB) of the News & Observer among others. I had hoped to provide a more detailed response to both, but mostContinue Reading

NCLB-mandated turnover may have benefitted NC students

In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, Thomas Ahn of the University of Kentucky and Jacob Vigdor of the University of Washington examined the performance of North Carolina public school students who attended schools that were subject to sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.  Schools that did notContinue Reading

Not so fast, NCAE…

Barry Smith: Appeals Court Releases Voucher Money For Low-Income Students

Iredell bond campaign follows playbook, uses kids as props

Cute kids. Ugly politics. More from the Our Schools First Facebook page:

Iredell schools distributing “Vote Yes” signs

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards a C to NC schools

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just published Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness, which ranks states on nine indicators of K-12 performance, accountability, and transparency. North Carolina received a C overall.  In the Southeast, Kentucky, Florida, and Virginia were the only other states that did not receive a D orContinue Reading

FactCheck.org: “the facts are being twisted”

FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, examined the oft-repeated claim that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis cut $500 million from the state education budget. Here is the overall assessment from FactCheck.org’s Robert Farley: In the NEA Advocacy Fund ad, the teacher says Tillis, while state House speaker, “cut $500 million fromContinue Reading

NCAE member(s) using school district resources for politicking

A Wake County Schools employee sent the following email from her district email account to her colleagues: To: ***** Staff Group From: *****/*****/WCPSS Date: 09/11/2014 07:32 AM Subject: mid term elections Dear Colleagues, As you are aware the mid term elections are approaching soon.  It is so crucial that we vote for candidates that supportContinue Reading

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