Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 154)

  • Celebrate the week next week

    Next week, you have a choice. 1.  Attend a National School Choice Week event.  Here is a quick review of events in North Carolina: School choice pioneer Dr. Howard Fuller will be the keynote speaker at the Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC) night of celebration…
    Terry Stoops, January 19, 2012
  • N&O editorial revised (you’re welcome)

    Note: As a courtesy, I revised the December 10, 2011 editorial for N&O editors.  The editorial is revised to reflect news that the Democrats on the Wake County school board agree with Republicans that protesters should answer for their alleged criminal behavior at trial, not remediation. Editorial: That’ll…
    Terry Stoops, January 19, 2012
  • Mamas make kids fat

    As I wrote yesterday, schools have banned certain foods and beverages from vending machines, made school breakfasts and lunches more nutritious, and prohibited certain businesses from opening near schools, but none of these approaches have been successful. Now there is even more evidence that schools cannot…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2012
  • NCAE: Two views

    How do you feel about the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE)?  In an op-ed published in The Dispatch, Mary Cridlebaugh, who has been a member of NCAE since 1960, argued that ideological, angry Republicans voted to discontinue the dues checkoff allowance given to members of the NCAE…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2012
  • Harvard Business School report: U.S. has a competitiveness problem

    A report released today by the Havard Business School should be required reading for every politician and pundit in America. The survey findings help us pinpoint where the roots of the competitiveness problem lie.  Respondents saw the underlying business environment in America as still strong in critical areas, but…
    Terry Stoops, January 18, 2012
  • NC Association of School Administrators claim requires evidence

    In a press release announcing support for raising the state sales tax, the Perdue administration attributes the “49th in per-pupil spending” statistic to the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA). If NCASA is responsible for the statistic, I expect that they will produce evidence to…
    Terry Stoops, January 17, 2012
  • Gov. Perdue and the “49th in per-pupil spending” myth

    According to the News & Observer, Governor Perdue wants to raise taxes because “North Carolina has fallen to 49th in the nation in per-pupil funding.”  Last year, I discussed the problems associated with per-pupil expenditure rankings.  Here is part of what I wrote for my July 26, 2011…
    Terry Stoops, January 17, 2012
  • 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