Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 11)

  • Superintendent candidate claim: Walmart cashiers paid better than teachers

    In a Facebook post, Constance Lav Johnson, candidate for N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction, claims that “Walmart pays more and offers better benefits for cashiers.”                                       One person responded,…
    Terry Stoops, February 20, 2019
  • Not-so-secret master’s pay endgame: Full restoration of supplement

    Senate Bill 28 is a bipartisan bill that seeks to restore master’s pay for teachers who obtain their degree in the subject that they teach. It would require a $6.8 million appropriation, according to the fiscal note attached to the bill. Many supporters of Senate Bill 28 believe that the…
    Terry Stoops, February 19, 2019
  • Guilford County Schools superintendent grateful N.C. legislature has increased public education funding

    Dr. Sharon Contreras, superintendent Guilford County Schools (GCS), testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor today. In her written testimony, she thanked the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly for increasing state appropriations for public schools.  She wrote, “I am grateful that the North Carolina state legislature has increased public education funding…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2019
  • Guilford County Schools’ chief of staff’s teacher pay claim questioned

    Today, the U.S. House Education & Labor Committee held a hearing, “Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America’s Students,” that included Dr. Sharon Contreras, the superintendent of Guilford County Schools (GCS). There was plenty of passionate debate during the committee meeting, but the…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2019
  • Has Durham Public Schools learned anything from parents who opt out?

    Here is a passage from a recent op-ed published in the News & Observer, Families choosing to not enroll in Durham Public Schools give us the important message that they don’t think their needs will be met. We need to listen to them and learn from that feedback — but…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2019
  • Before you rage about the ice cream bill, get the whole story

    Rep. John Torbett (R-Gaston) filed House Bill 30, which would make ice cream the official state frozen treat.  The bill was filed on behalf of a teacher who wanted to show students how a bill (hopefully) becomes a law. 3/3 or 4. I said…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2019
  • Charter school membership by district

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the latest charter school membership data.  DPI researchers calculated the average daily membership (ADM) of charter schools as a percentage of total public school enrollment.
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2019
  • Despite complaints and booming economy, teachers remain in profession

    The N.C. State Board of Education posted the draft 2017-2018 State of the Teaching Profession in North Carolina report this weekend. All 115 LEAs reported their district-level employment data for the 2017-2018 reporting period. The calculations show that out of the 94,909 teachers employed during the 2016-2017 school year,…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2019