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)

  • Elizabeth Warren vows to ban federal funding for new charter schools

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren declares war on public charter schools.  According to the AP, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced an education proposal pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on public schools while ending all federal funding to create new charter schools.
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2019
  • Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America’s High Schools

    In an article originally published in RealClearInvestigations, former News & Observer reporter John Murawski writes, Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power, and privilege. They…
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2019
  • District to send $16.25 million in taxpayer money to for-profit company

    According to the News & Observer,  The Wake County school system is planning to pay $16.25 million to purchase 17,000 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga laptop computers for school district staff to use. Critics of charter schools claim that it is problematic for schools to contract with a for-profit charter management…
    Terry Stoops, October 15, 2019
  • What the Left really thinks about school choice families

    Consider this passage from Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch: Think about it: School can be hard. You’re a parent with less-than-perfect recollections of your own school experience. The news is full of stories about school funding problems. The public school to which your child is assigned is a…
    Terry Stoops, October 15, 2019
  • What is equity in education? It’s not clear.

    I have been trying to learn about equity in education recently. The always-reliable Wikipedia says, Educational equity depends on two main factors. The first is fairness, which implies that factors specific to one’s personal conditions should not interfere with the potential of academic success. The second important factor…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2019
  • Preliminary figures show enrollment drop in CMS

    WFAE reports that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have 465 fewer students than a year ago. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has seen its first significant enrollment drop, according to a report posted Monday. And the district’s Hispanic enrollment hit a milestone as well. CMS has 146,687 students this year, down by 465 from…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2019
  • NC Democrats want to limit school choice

    “Democrats who want to lead NC schools are critical of vouchers, charter schools,” is the headline of an article describing a meeting of the N.C. Caucus of Black School Board Members that included Democratic candidates for superintendent of public instruction. Here are direct quotes from the candidates: N.C. State…
    Terry Stoops, October 7, 2019
  • Mecklenburg County taxpayers asked to approve sales tax “for the children”

    A Facebook friend posted a flier that proponents of the proposed Mecklenburg County sales tax increase have sent to residents of the county.                                     According to an article published…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2019