Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 10)

  • State sponsors climate resiliency art contest

    Terry Stoops, October 28, 2020
  • New 2019 NAEP results: Drop in reading scores, no change in math

    Academic performance continues to disappoint: The average reading score for the nation’s twelfth-graders declined between 2015 and 2019 and there was no statistically significant change in twelfth-graders’ average mathematics score for the same time period, according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known…
    Terry Stoops, October 28, 2020
  • North Carolina is a focus of teacher union political spending

    The incomparable Mike Antonucci outlines National Education Association and American Federation for Teachers spending on the 2020 elections. As of Sept. 30, the NEA Advocacy Fund had spent $13.6 million of its $21.5 million war chest. The money went to ad buys, donations to other super PACS and independent…
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2020
  • America: Land of opportunity

    I follow real estate agent Michelle Vega on Facebook, and this post appeared on my feed yesterday.  I love it.  Marlon is an entrepreneur who worked hard and earned enough money to snag this lovely home. So, no, there is no shame in wearing work clothes in this photo. …
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2020
  • 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