Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 149)

  • DNC 2012: The People’s Convention

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon assesses the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Democrats are billing the upcoming Democratic National Committee’s annual convention as a “People’s Convention,” funded by “the people.” At President Obama’s request, the host committee in Charlotte—which must raise $36.6 million to pay…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2012
  • Obama tribute video at Michigan school

    HT: Breitbart.tv…
    Terry Stoops, February 8, 2012
  • Greensboro, Charlotte make list of most overpriced cities

    In a Forbes list of America’s Most Overpriced Cities, Greensboro and Charlotte ranked 13th and 20th respectively.  The ranking is based on four factors: housing affordability, cost of living, median salaries for college graduates, and unemployment rate. #13. Greensboro, N.C. MSA: Greensboro-High Point, NC Housing Affordability: 75.8%…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2012
  • What if Barack Obama And Paul Krugman ran a business?

    In a Forbes op-ed, Kyle Smith, who is a film critic and current-affairs columnist for The New York Post, imagines what a Krugman/Obama business venture would look like.  Smith writes, We’ll begin from scratch. What kind of business shall we launch? Clearly it should be domestic manufacturing, because our…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2012
  • Dropout, violence, and suspensions declined last year

    Despite decreases in public school funding, the number of reported acts of crime and violence declined; short-term and long-term suspensions dropped; and the number of annual dropouts fell significantly over the last five years. I will post specific figures after the NC Department of Public Instruction releases the full consolidated data…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2012
  • Teaching to what students have in common

    In the February 2012 issue of Education Leadership, UVA professor Daniel Willingham and James Madison University professor David Daniel advise schools to create learning environments “geared to common learning characteristics.” They conclude, But when it comes to applying research to the classroom, it seems inadvisable to categorize students into…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2012
  • DPS: We hate charter schools

    Officials and school board members representing the Durham Public Schools (DPS) are fighting the expansion of existing charter schools, Kestrel Heights and Voyager, and the establishment of a new charter, Research Triangle High School. In a letter to the state Office of Charter Schools, Superintendent Eric Becoats complained that…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2012
  • NBER study: Government spending impedes private activity

    In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, UC-San Diego professor Valerie A. Ramey found that 1) private spending falls significantly in response to an increase in government spending, and 2) increases in government spending lower unemployment through an increase in government employment, not private employment. She…
    Terry Stoops, January 30, 2012