Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 177)

  • Quarter Cent Sales Tax = Support for Durham Schools

    According to a flyer downloaded from the Durham Public Schools website, “Quarter Cent Sales Tax = Support for Durham Schools.”  You can guess what a vote against the tax increase means! FYI: § 115C?46.1. Limitation on the use of public funds. A local board…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
  • Montgomery County Schools promote sales tax

    On their website, Montgomery County school officials call the proposed sales tax “An Investment in Education.”  Should school district resources be used in this effort? FYI: § 115C?46.1. Limitation on the use of public funds. A local board of education shall not…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
  • Orange County: Sales tax advocacy?

    Does Orange County cross the line into advocacy when they produce videos like this?…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
  • Qualifications for office

    On Wednesday’s Bill LuMaye Show, Bill and Democratic political strategist Perry Woods chatted about the run-off election between Wake County school board candidates Heather Losurdo and Kevin Hill.  Mr. Woods pointed out that Losurdo lacked “qualifications” for the office, whereas Hill had been employed by the district as a…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
  • The economy in haiku

    The Economist notes that the Kauffman Foundation joined economics and literature in their latest questionnaire on the economy. THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION conducts a quarterly survey of economics bloggers (you can see the third quarter results here). It tends to focus on current economic conditions and policy questions, but the fourth…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
  • Cape Fear HS shooting: More questions than answers

    We still do not know why a Cape Fear High School student shot Catilyn Abercrombie.  Fayetteville Observer editors outline a number of possible explanations, Was 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie shot on purpose? Was the shooting, whether intentional or accidental, gang-related? How did a weapon go unnoticed? How could a school…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
  • Glaeser: Education is a panacea

    Edward Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard University and Bloomberg View columnist, America to educate itself to prosperity!  For Glaeser, it all starts with politicians in Washington, That message should be a perfect fit for Republicans – the U.S. becomes smarter through competition and hard work. Years of research…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
  • One in four high school graduates are “college-ready”

    According to a New York Post article, Just one out of every four [New York City public school] students who started high school in 2007 went on to graduate in 2011 prepared for college under a first-ever city measure aligned with City University of New York entrance…
    Terry Stoops, October 25, 2011