Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • U.S. Department of Education: Spending and Staffing

    Below are two instructive graphs published by the Heritage Foundation.  President Trump’s budget would cut discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Education after decades of steady growth.  Interestingly, staffing levels have remained relatively constant since 1980.
    Terry Stoops, March 17, 2017
  • Charter school membership by region

    According to data just released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, charter schools are rockin’ in most areas of the state.  Time to get to work in those clusters of counties in white. Click here:…
    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2017
  • Hall is an outstanding choice to lead Achievement School District

    Today, the N.C. State Board of Education (SBE) announced that Dr. Eric Hall, president and CEO of Communities In Schools of North Carolina, was hired to lead the new Achievement School District. The SBE made a wise decision to hire someone who has a successful track record of working…
    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2017
  • Money, not class sizes, behind HB 13 push

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) survey, Pass House Bill 13 to Save Teachers, Increase Per Pupil Funding to National Average, tells you all you need to know about the push to get the N.C. Senate to pass House Bill 13.  Currently, HB 13 is in the…
    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2017
  • Salaries of teachers mentioned in Cooper’s State of the State

    Last year, an intern and I attempted to obtain public school employee salary data for each of North Carolina’s 115 school districts.  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction does not maintain a central database of employee compensation information.  As a result, we were forced to contact each district and requested…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2017
  • Districts solicit homeschoolers to boost enrollment, revenue

    After years of losing enrollment and market share to homeschools, school districts are looking for ways to bring them back into the district system, mostly to boost revenues.  Last year, Tammy Covil wrote about school district recruitment efforts that invite homeschool families to enroll in district-sponsored e-learning academies.  She…
    Terry Stoops, March 3, 2017
  • Rep. Brawley: A champion for school choice

    In his North State Journal op-ed, Rep. Bill Brawley (R-Mecklenburg), chairman of the House Finance Committee, affirms his commitment to the Opportunity Scholarship Program and urges his colleagues to do the same. Thanks to these reforms, parents no longer face a one-size-fits-all, top-down bureaucratic approach to their child’s public…
    Terry Stoops, March 3, 2017
  • Charles, Charles, Charles

    Charles Jeter, a former N.C. House member and current government relations coordinator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has a confession to make.  In an op-ed published by the Charlotte Observer, Jeter declares that he regrets voting for private school vouchers as a member of the legislature. He writes, “The problem…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2017