Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 10)

  • Cooper proposes “a gradual elimination” of Opportunity Scholarships

    In the proposed budget released this morning, Gov. Cooper wages war on low-income parents and children by cutting off their access to $4,200 private school scholarships: Opportunity Scholarship Program Reduces funding to reflect a gradual elimination of the program and associated changes to the statutory appropriations to the reserve…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2019
  • Teacher pay increases since 2015

    The Fiscal Research Division at the N.C. General Assembly tracks the history of state employee and teacher salary increases.  Here is a snippet of the teacher salary increases over the last five years:           It does not include increases for benefits, such as teacher…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2019
  • Drats! WRAL outs my invitation, non-attendance at Mark Johnson event

    Yes, I was invited to N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s February 19 dinner at the Raleigh Convention Center.  No, I did not attend.  (I spoke at the Cumberland County Men’s Republican Club meeting that evening.  Great folks in Fayetteville!) WRAL has a database of invitations, RSVPs, and…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2019
  • DPI newsletter: Teachers should promote a “humane and progressive future through the lives of our children”

    The February 2019 publication, “A Newsletter for Beginning Teachers in NC” includes an article by 2018 Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year Samone Graham. Our public schools would be so much better if we simply asked teachers to focus on curriculum and instruction, rather than this kind of ideological nonsense.
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2019
  • Yes, charter schools were designed to foster competition

    Douglas Price, the 2019 North Carolina Burroughs Wellcome Fund Charter School Teacher of the Year, falls victim to groupthink in his latest EdNC article, Replacing the cap on charter schools forces charter schools to return to their original mission. Proponents of charters, like Terry Stoops of the…
    Terry Stoops, February 28, 2019
  • The growth of school choice in North Carolina

    Never gets old……
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2019
  • EdBuild: NC funds its schools equitably

    Some education advocacy organizations claim that North Carolina does not fund its school equitably, that is, the state fails to provide additional funding to its highest need public school students.  But those analyses are based on local funding differentials that fail to take into account state funding, which is, by…
    Terry Stoops, February 26, 2019
  • Superintendent Johnson does not reveal unholy alliance with Koch network

    Last night, Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson spoke at a huge, invitation-only event at the Raleigh Convention Center. You may have heard of it after WRAL gave a few disgruntled teachers a platform to criticize Johnson for revoking their invitations to the BB&T sponsored dinner.  (I was invited…
    Terry Stoops, February 20, 2019