Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies
Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the program assistant for the Child Welfare Education Programs at the University of Pittsburgh. After crossing the Mason-Dixon Line, he taught English at Spotsylvania High School and served as an adjunct instructor in professional communication at the University of Mary Washington. He was a research assistant in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.

Stoops earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Clarion University and a master’s degree in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. He received a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education.

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 1)

  • Public school advocates yawn as Wayne County Schools announce $5 million budget deficit

    Say it with me: “If the Wayne County Schools was a charter school…” But there will be an outpouring of sympathy for the district, in addition to state assistance to help them overcome their $5 million budget deficit. How did this happen? Mismanagement of taxpayer dollars is a good…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
  • Edutopia: Raised fist and gay pride flag ok to use in your bitmoji classroom

    Would Edutopia approve of a Gadsden flag?…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
  • No, Republicans aren’t trying to “dismantle and warp the social studies curriculum”

    Kim Mackey, a social studies teacher in Wake County, wants you to believe that the Republicans are trying to “dismantle and warp the social studies curriculum.” Mackey leaves a lot of inconvenient context out of her op-ed, including the fact that legislative changes to social studies were passed by…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools enrollment down 4.6%

    Ann Doss Helms of WFAE has the details: In a sign of Charlotte’s growing diversity and the upheaval created by the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has more Hispanic than white students for the first time. A new diversity report shows CMS is now 36.7% Black, 27.2%…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
  • NC districts, charter school join “grassroots initiative to advance racial and socioeconomic integration and equity”

    The Century Foundation, a progressive DC-based think tank, announced that 27 school districts, 17 charter schools, and 12 housing organizations joined the Bridges Collaborative. North Carolina participants include, Central Park School for Children Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools Wake County Public Schools Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District Inlivian (Charlotte Housing…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2020
  • Reason Foundation and Civitas Institute publish ESA study

    Dr. Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation, and the Civitas Institute just published a new study of North Carolina’s Education Savings Account (ESA) Program.  In “Funding Students Instead of Systems The Economic Impacts of Statewide Education Savings Accounts in North Carolina,” DeAngelis concludes, Applying cautious estimates from…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2020
  • “Teachers are dying…Join NCAE!”

    Look for the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) to begin politicizing teacher deaths, particularly the truly unfortunate passing of Stanley County educator Julie Davis. Will NCAE leadership have the courage to criticize Gov. Cooper for allowing schools to open or will they continue to insist that the General Assembly…
    Terry Stoops, October 6, 2020
  • National Review highlights poll of school choice in NC and other swing states

    National Review staff writer Alexandra Desanctis writes, The poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports between late August and early September, surveying about 5,000 likely voters in five key swing states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. The survey found that between two-thirds and three-quarters of those voters support…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2020