About: Terry Stoops

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Auditor hammers DPI for sloppy oversight of grants

Today, the NC Office of the State Auditor published a performance audit of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program. North Carolina receives around $30 million in federal funds every year for a variety of district- and community-based programs for at-risk students.  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) oversees the competitive grant process,Continue Reading






Ed school prof: universities should help radical Left

In an Education Week op-ed, University of Illinois-Chicago assistant professor Nicole Nguyen calls on university faculty to “to counter the oppressive systems of inequality that brutalize youths.”  She continues, The ongoing police killings of Black adolescents are a clarion call to academics to remake universities around this public mission. Our privilege as academics charges us withContinue Reading






ICYMI: Dozens of teachers rally for more money

You may have missed it, but over the weekend Aim Higher Now NC, a shadowy pro-Democrat advocacy group, held a handful of rallies on Saturday. The Fayetteville Observer reported that 30 people showed up for the event in Fayetteville, although the Observer’s photo (below) captured only a dozen or so protesters. Apparently there was anContinue Reading






College dropout: Go to college

College dropout Bill Gates says: Help Wanted: 11 million college grads To his credit, Gates does address the fact that he was a college dropout.  He writes, That’s an achievement we should all celebrate. Although I dropped out of college and got lucky pursuing a career in software, getting a degree is a much surerContinue Reading






Poll finding shocks…nobody

Last month, TelOpinion Research conducted a poll on behalf of Renew NC, a 501(c)(4) group that supports Governor McCrory’s policy agenda.  The Republican pollster asked 1,000 North Carolina voters to share their opinions on a variety of issues. The questions addressing support for a proposed statewide infrastructure bond were very informative, but one question wasContinue Reading






AEI: Charter applications have become onerous

From “The paperwork pile-up: Measuring the burden of charter school applications” by Michael Q. McShane, Jenn Hatfield, and Elizabeth English of the American Enterprise Institute:






Teacher of the year has unreasonable class size

The Wake County Schools website features a photo of 2015 Teacher of the Year Matthew Scialdone, an English teacher at Middle Creek High School, and a dozen or so students. I blame Republicans for forcing teachers to deal with these unreasonable class sizes.






HPU has one of the best college pools

…reminding us that most colleges and universities are resorts that offer occasional learning opportunities. Anyway, here is what College Rank has to say about HPU pools:






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