About: Terry Stoops
Recent Posts by Terry Stoops
Warning: The Twitter image below contains language that some may find offensive. Wes Kyatt, Research Associate for NCGA Democratic Leader Larry Hall, appeared to get a little upset at conservative activist Lady Liberty last night on Twitter. Of course, it is possible that the Twitter account does not belong to the actual Mr. Kyatt. IfContinue Reading
Those hoping for big changes in student test scores will be disappointed by test results released today by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Liberals were hoping for a steep drop in student performance to back their silly claims that Republicans are trying to destroy public education. Sorry. Conservatives were hoping for big increases inContinue Reading
Well, the NC Department of Public Instruction reports, “For the 10th consecutive year, North Carolina’s four-year cohort high school graduation rate is up and is now at 85.4 percent.” On the surface, that is good news, but I wonder how many of those graduates are prepared to enter the workforce or an institution of higherContinue Reading
Hey, it’s test score day! Compared to district schools, higher percentages of charter schools earned a school performance grade of A, B, or C last year.
The thing to remember about Gene Nichol’s latest News & Observer op-ed, “NC teachers being voluntarily exploited,” is that it is simply the latest in a sustained narrative designed to embarrass and discredit legislative leaders and Governor McCrory. Where in his op-ed does he offer anything that may be construed as a policy recommendation? Indeed,Continue Reading
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts published a nifty 50-state scorecard available here. (For the rankings in each category, go here.) The scorecard includes a number of business, economic, demographic, and tax rankings for the 50 states. For example, North Carolina ranks 2nd in business tax burden but 49th in gas tax rate. In addition,Continue Reading
In an article written by N.C. Policy Watch reporter Lindsay Wagner, Guilford County Schools (GCS) official Nora Carr sounded the alarm on the number of teacher vacancies in her district. She blamed state legislators for the unfilled positions. I commented on the story here. Yesterday, the Greensboro News & Record published a “sidebar” (i.e., call asContinue Reading
In recognition that today is the first day of school for many students, I offer the the following, which comes from the North Carolina Journal of Education, Volume III, Number 5, December 1899: There is some good, timeless advice here.
Recent Comments by Terry Stoops
- 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
- June 18, 2013 on The Limits to Panic