Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • Education school enrollment increases by 16 percent

    The WUNC headline is “Enrollment At NC Teaching Programs Inches Back Up,” so one may have the impression that gains in UNC education school enrollment were trivial.  That is not the case. A five year decline in North Carolina students enrolling in teaching programs appears to be turning around.
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2017
  • Does N.C.’s curriculum require educators to teach about monuments and statues?

    Yes, it does. With news that some ruffians toppled a Confederate memorial statue in Durham, I thought it would be a good time to review what N.C. public school students learn about monuments and statues.                     The social…
    Terry Stoops, August 15, 2017
  • There is no teacher recruitment crisis in Richmond County

    The headline, “Double whammy creates teacher shortfall in Richmond County schools” sure sounds ominous!  And Richmond County Daily Journal reporter Christine Carroll goes to great lengths to play up the “crisis,” including a discussion of class size mandates passed by Republican legislators, decreases in education school enrollment, and a…
    Terry Stoops, August 11, 2017
  • Gov. Cooper supports corporations that profit from children

    Governor Roy Cooper is asking folks to donate school supplies to public schools.  The effort will start on August 14th and end on September 8. Remember that every purchase will support a for-profit corporation.  Why is this important?  As I wrote last week, Even if these charter [school]…
    Terry Stoops, August 11, 2017
  • WalletHub: N.C. has 13th best school system in the nation

    WalletHub, a website I love to hate, has released its 2017 States with the Best & Worst School Systems list.  North Carolina ranked 13th overall.  Only Virginia had a higher ranking in the Southeast (6th overall). According to the website, “To determine the top-performing school systems in America, WalletHub’s…
    Terry Stoops, August 1, 2017
  • Parents very satisfied with Opportunity Scholarships

    N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, Ashley Gray, and Trip Stallings recently published “Parent Perspectives: Applicants to North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program Share Their Experiences.”  The report surveys the opinions of recipients and non-users of the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which offers $4,200 private school vouchers for children from low-income families.
    Terry Stoops, July 28, 2017
  • On choice, Hood urges rational debate while N&O editors rage

    When editorial boards write nonsense like this… In other words, the public school system that Republicans so gleefully attack changed North Carolina for the better and gave millions of North Carolina children some opportunities they wouldn’t have had otherwise. Republicans who want to destroy that system seem bent on…
    Terry Stoops, July 26, 2017
  • Details of education department cuts emerge

    WRAL reports that the State Board of Education approved their initial cuts to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) budget.  The $2.5 million in cuts were mandated by the General Assembly in an effort to reduce the state’s sizable public education bureaucracy. Measures that will reduce overhead expenditures…
    Terry Stoops, July 25, 2017