Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 152)

  • Activity monitors for “husky” kids?

    The New York Post has the details, A group of Long Island students will soon be wearing controversial electronic monitors that allow school officials to track their physical activity around the clock. The athletics chair for the Bay Shore schools ordered 10 Polar Active monitors, at $90 a pop,…
    Terry Stoops, January 17, 2012
  • U.S. Dept. of Education graphic worthy of ridicule

    Ironically, “public” and “government” problem solvers can thank individuals and corporations for the inventions – iPod, Rubik’s Cube, light bulb, pencil/pen, and film – depicted in the graphic below.               The graphic appears on the U.S. Department of Education…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2012
  • School Choice Week is right around the corner

    I encourage everyone to attend a National School Choice Week event.  During the week of January 22-28, organizations and groups in every state will hold events to celebrate the families that have benefited (and hope to benefit) from school choice. School choice pioneer Dr. Howard Fuller will be the…
    Terry Stoops, January 12, 2012
  • Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge

    Education Week calculated state-by-state grades in six areas of educational policy and performance.  Overall, North Carolina scored a 78.3 out of 100 (C+), which was above the national average of 76.5 and ranked 17th highest in the nation.  Among states in the South, Maryland, Arkansas, Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia, Florida,…
    Terry Stoops, January 12, 2012
  • Don’t excuse the organizations

    The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership may have hosted a secret meeting between assignment guru Michael Alves and Democratic members of the Wake County school board.  The News & Observer gave a rather grandmotherly reproach to the Democratic attendees in an editorial yesterday,…
    Terry Stoops, January 12, 2012
  • CMS produces a budget video!

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) uses district resources to produce a video that complains about the lack of district resources.
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
  • An overview of the payroll deduction/dues checkoff issue

    Buried deep within the Executive Organization Act of 1973 is NC General Statute 143B-426.40A(g).  It reads, Payroll Deduction for Payments to Certain Employees’ Associations Allowed. — An employee of the State or any of its political subdivisions, institutions, departments, bureaus, agencies or commissions, or any of its local boards of…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
  • Researchers: Good teachers matter a lot

    Ok, the title of my blog post does a disservice to the sophisticated study of teacher quality produced by researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities. A December 2011 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study by Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff, “The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers:…
    Terry Stoops, January 9, 2012