About: Terry Stoops

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Best schools in NC

SchoolGrades.org is a new website that uses a fair and uniform grading standard to evaluate nearly every public school in the nation. Gold schools, the highest rating in the SchoolGrades.org system, have an adjusted overall proficiency percentage of 75 percent or above. SchoolGrades notes that fewer than 700 schools nationwide earn a Gold rating.  NorthContinue Reading

Choice Media releases school choice music video

“We Don’t Want School Choice (Options Are Bad)”

NCAE “all in” for Hillary Clinton

State affiliates of the National Education Association (NEA) voted to officially endorse Hillary Clinton.  Mike Antonucci provides the details of the NEA PAC Council vote here. All 69 of North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) votes went to Hillary.  That will not sit well with certain factions within the NCAE.  

A closer look at the WalletHub data

Ah, WalletHub, the obscure website that North Carolina liberals visit once a year to “prove” that Republicans hate public school teachers. Lady Liberty obtained and shared WalletHub source data for their “2015’s Best and Worst States for Teachers” ranking.  As you may have heard from public school advocacy groups and the media, WalletHub youngster RichieContinue Reading

TN study: Pre-K benefits fade by third-grade

Researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Research Institute found that gains from participation in the Tennessee Voluntary Prekindergarten (TN-VPK) program did not last. In A Randomized Control Trial of a Statewide Voluntary Prekindergarten Program on Children’s Skills and Behaviors through Third Grade, researchers examined academic and behavioral measures for 1,076 low-income children.  Of that total, 773Continue Reading

DPI examines state funding trends

The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently updated a graph detailing changes to state per pupil funding. It is interesting for two reasons.  First, if Republicans leaders continue to follow the trend depicted below, then North Carolina’s K-12 budget will receive a sizable boost next year. Second, it shows how Democrats slashed state educationContinue Reading

WTVD spreads education budget misinformation

The title of the story is “Cumberland will lose 70 teachers under new budget.” But the district did not “lose 70 teachers.”  It lost 70 teacher positions formerly funded using teacher assistant funds. According to the report, the district will “dip into reserve funds to pay the teachers this year.”  Despite what the title saysContinue Reading

CMS to create video to address transgender issues

According to the October 2015 contracts report, the State Board of Education awarded $10,000 in federal funds to the Charlotte-Meckleburg Schools (CMS) to “complete a video and curriculum guide for addressing transgender issues in schools.” Some will question the creation of the video and curriculum guide for this purpose, but I have a different concern. Continue Reading

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