About: Terry Stoops

Recent Posts by Terry Stoops

Charters among the best high schools in NC

Niche.com recently published their ranking of the best public high schools.  Congratulations to the charter schools that made the list. Twelve of the top 100 schools were charters, including the top high school in North Carolina, Raleigh Charter High School. 1. Raleigh Charter High School 13. Franklin Academy 16. Pine Lake Preparatory School 19. LakeContinue Reading

National School Choice Week events

January 26, 2015 ·       School Choice Rally Christian Family Academy | Jan 26, 2015 | 10:45 am–11:15 am | Conover, NC ·       National School Choice Week Charter Fair NC Public Charter Schools Association | Jan 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm | Raleigh, NC ·       Americans for Prosperity Foundation – NC Showing of “Waiting forContinue Reading

Gallup: a third of NC teachers are engaged, 14 percent disengaged

Courtesy of Gallup Daily tracking.  Remember that, under the current compensation system, even disengaged teachers receive pay increases.  

John Locke makes an appearance, talks policy in Raleigh

It is a mistake that happens all of the time, even among John Locke Foundation staff – writing “John Locke” instead of “John Hood.”  It is still fun to see it in print. Ok, let’s move on to more important matters, such as A-F school grades.

The decline of the NCAE quantified

The incomparable Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency details the finances of the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), the state chapter of the National Education Association (NEA).

QC Supermom laments closure of Charlotte charter school

This is a must read blog post by Kelly Pressley, also known as QC Supermom, whose child attended the now-shuttered Entrepreneur Charter High School in Charlotte. What a sad day in the Queen City. Just as families everywhere celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s  holiday, my family is scratching our heads figuring out what to do withContinue Reading

Graduation rates on the rise in most states

North Carolina’s four-year (cohort) graduation rate has increased over the last few years.  According to statistics published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), all but a handful of states have raised their graduation rates between 2010 and 2013. Iowa has the highest graduation rate in the nation (90 percent), while D.C. has theContinue Reading

N&O editors regurgitate “education cut” lie

Claim: State support for operating public schools, often among the largest employers in rural counties, has decreased. Fact: According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, state support for operating public schools has increased every year that Republicans have been in the legislative majority.

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