About: Terry Stoops
Recent Posts by Terry Stoops
You mean North Carolina is not the only state encountering a drop in teacher education students? Don’t worry. Liberals will still claim that North Carolina Republicans are to blame for the UNC System’s recent decline.
Yesterday, I pointed out that Education Cities and GreatSchools, which had reported that North Carolina had widened its achievement gap more than any other state, retracted their Education Equality Index ranking. To their credit, the News & Observer acknowledged the retraction today. Just for fun, the following is a sample of the some of the commentsContinue Reading
A recent News & Observer article stated that North Carolina had widened its achievement gap more than any other state. It turns out that the ranking used to make that claim was pretty messed up. Education reform organization The 74 writes, The 74 has learned that Education Cities and GreatSchools will issue a clarification saying theContinue Reading
In the video below, Bob Bowdon of Choice Media takes a satirical look at one of the mainstream media’s many double standards.
In their March 2016 CALDER working paper, “School Turnaround in North Carolina: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis,” Jennifer Heissel and Helen Ladd find that school turnaround efforts funded by the federal Race to the Top grant did more harm than good. Low-performing schools participating in the “Turning Around the Lowest Achieving Schools” or TALAS program couldContinue Reading
Usually, teacher unions blast corporations who earn profits from selling goods and services to public schools, particularly charter schools. But now the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and others want Pearson, the nation’s largest testing, curriculum, and instructional technology company, to make more money. Huh? Education Week explains, The AFT has spentContinue Reading
In a U.S. News & World Report article, Sara Mead gives Bernie Sanders’ comments on charter schools the benefit of a doubt, Are charter schools public schools? At least one presidential candidate seems unsure: Sen. Bernie Sanders recently told an Ohio audience, “I believe in public education, and I believe in public charter schools. IContinue Reading
In “School Busing Didn’t Work. And to Say So Isn’t Racist,” long-time Democratic political advisor Ted Van Dyk pulls no punches. He writes, We did not see how hard it would be to truly free black Americans. No more talk please of white racism by anyone or denunciations of past and present political leaders byContinue Reading
Recent Comments by Terry Stoops
- March 14, 2016 on Average teacher pay nearly $48,000 a year
- September 3, 2015 on Higher percentage of charters earn a C or above
- July 24, 2015 on NC SBE’s impressive response to NCAE post
- April 11, 2015 on Teacher promotes truancy, student walk outs
- November 20, 2014 on JLF promotes Swanson to president and CEO as 25th anniversary approaches