Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 151)

  • Clueless Salon article about ALEC

    Salon’s Alex Pareene calls the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) a “Match.com for state lawmakers and the nation’s worst industry lobbies.”  Pareene thinks he has it all figured out, GOP state legislators go to fancy conferences where they sit down with lobbyists and right-wing activists and draft right-wing legislation…
    Terry Stoops, July 14, 2011
  • The media begins to ask the right questions

    Many politicians and special interest groups claim that North Carolina ranks 49th in the nation in per-pupil education spending.  The mainstream media never questioned the origin and validity of the talking point…until now.  Enter an editorial published in the News & Record, The Democratic governor’s approach was forceful and…
    Terry Stoops, July 12, 2011
  • Actress says she’ll accompany Marine to ball in NC

    Actress Mila Kunis accepted Sgt. Scott Moore’s YouTube invitation to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina.  He serves with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. Nice work, Sergeant Moore!…
    Terry Stoops, July 11, 2011
  • GCS has “offshore” bank accounts

    Paul Clark of the Rhino Times has the details, Guilford County Schools Chief Financial Officer Sharon Ozment announced at the Guilford County Board of Education’s Thursday, June 30 meeting that the school system has $9.7 million left over from the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which began July 1, which…
    Terry Stoops, July 8, 2011
  • WSJ: The Year of School Choice

    The Wall Street Journal reports that at least 13 states have approved legislation that will expand educational options for families.  North Carolina gets a little love from WSJ, No fewer than 13 states have enacted school choice legislation in 2011, and 28 states have legislation pending. Last month alone,…
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2011
  • Newsweek: America’s Best High Schools

    North Carolina public schools in Newsweek’s list of America’s best high schools: 19. The Early College at Guilford, Greensboro 22. Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, High Point 66. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham 87. Weaver Academy, Greensboro 126. East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 186. Providence, Charlotte…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2011
  • Reflections on day one of the Manning hearing

    Yesterday, Judge Howard Manning conducted hearings on issues related to the Leandro school adequacy case. The News & Observer focused their report on a co-payment requirement for families who enroll their children in pre-kindergarten programs.  Of course, there wasn’t much talk about Section 10.7 (h) of the budget,…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2011
  • You know things are bad…

    …when the LEGO White House is not available in the United States.
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2011