Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 177)

  • Segregation double standard?

    My friends at the Independent Weekly recently published a three part examination of charter schools in North Carolina.  There is not much to say about it.  The piece simply provides a narrative for the standard Democratic talking points, including the requisite reference to Art Pope. One of those talking…
    Terry Stoops, February 14, 2012
  • School choice may reduce crime

    The following is a preview of my weekly newsletter: In the Spring 2012 issue of Education Next, Harvard education professor David Deming published an insightful study of the relationship between school choice and crime.  Deming analyzed two groups of low-income African American students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) – one…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2012
  • U.S. education pressured by international comparisons

    Education Week’s Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge considered the usefulness of employing international comparisons to drive education reform in the United States.  With this idea in mind, I wrote North Carolina vs. the World: Comparisons of educational inputs and outcomes, which used available data and research to…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2012
  • 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