Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • Setting The Record Straight On School Choice

    Cato Institute’s Corey DeAngelis refutes the idea that the evidence for school choice is “mixed.”  DeAngelis writes, Seventeen experimental studies of the effects of private school choice programs on student achievement exist in the U.S. today. As shown in this graphic, the majority of the 17…
    Terry Stoops, January 30, 2018
  • Stanly County Schools misappropriated Medicaid dollars

    According to an article in the Stanley News & Press, At a finance committee meeting Tuesday night it was revealed the district finds itself in financial straits after charter school enrollment exceeded early projections and Medicaid misappropriations. As for the latter, SCS?finance director Nancy Hatley further explained in follow-up…
    Terry Stoops, January 29, 2018
  • Durham should focus less on charters, more on its own racial disparities

    At a community forum last week, Durham Public Schools superintendent Pascal Mubenga said that, due to charter schools, “If Durham is not careful, its schools will become segregated like they were in the 1950s.” Days after Dr. Mubenga made those remarks, the Herald Sun reported, Meanwhile, in Durham…
    Terry Stoops, January 26, 2018
  • NC: King of transition words

    Education Week asked NoRedInk to identify the top grammar and writing errors of 2017. North Carolina students have a relatively low error rate and apparently know how to use transition words.    …
    Terry Stoops, January 24, 2018
  • WalletHub “research” says NC is 31st most educated state

    The clickbait experts at WalletHub are out with a ranking of education attainment.  The 2018 Most & Least Educated States in America (don’t click on the link) is out! North Carolina was 31st on the list, ahead of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In the…
    Terry Stoops, January 23, 2018
  • Happy National School Choice Week!

    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2018
  • The transformation of Superintendent Pascal Mubenga

    Durham Public Schools (DPS) superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga raise some eyebrows with his recent remarks about charter schools.  According to the News & Observer, If parents would check charter school achievement data, they would see for themselves that those schools are not serving students well, he said. “Go on…
    Terry Stoops, January 19, 2018
  • The next frontier of education research: Symbolic furniture

    Jane Bone’s “Ghosts of the material world in early childhood education: Furniture matters” published in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood is, um, fascinating. This philosophically driven work is intended to trouble the position of the small chair in early childhood settings. It is theoretically driven by an aspect of…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2018