Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 178)

  • CMS part of “dropout epicenter”

    According to Education Week‘s Diplomas Count 2011 study, 25 school systems “account for one in every five nongraduates nationwide for the class of 2011.”  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) just makes the list with 4,787 projected nongraduates.  New York City and Los Angeles public schools top the list with 39,669 and…
    Terry Stoops, June 7, 2011
  • Questioning the adoption of the ACT test

    JunkScienceMom tries to make sense of a proposal that would require North Carolina’s high school students to take the ACT (and related) exams.  Read Part 1 for an overview of the proposal and Part 2 for an account of a similar initiative in Michigan.  I highly recommend both.
    Terry Stoops, June 6, 2011
  • Hurry up, change the subject!

    Today, NC Policy Watch references my Daily Journal article.  The article explained how the loss of federal stimulus and EduJobs funds may force school districts to lay off personnel.  My critic says, Now the hypocritical part.  Republican Senator Jerry Tillman said this week on the…
    Terry Stoops, June 3, 2011
  • GSIW: “Blue” plan may prompt another OCR complaint

    Yesterday, Yevonne Brannon, Chair of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW), circulated talking points about the “blue” and “green” student assignment plans presented to the public by Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata and his staff.  Great Schools in Wake has been a stalwart proponent of Wake County’s busing…
    Terry Stoops, June 1, 2011
  • Boycott Manning’s Kangaroo Court

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding.  Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.”  But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist,…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2011
  • Andy Puzder on state policies that impact private job creation

    From The Daily Caller: “You may not have heard of Andy Puzder, but chances are you’ve eaten his food. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of more than 3,000 Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants across America and 20 other countries. Among other things, Andy Pudzer is…
    Terry Stoops, May 26, 2011
  • The class size debate…continued…again

    It is interesting to see “progressives” applaud the Senate GOP for their effort to reduce class sizes in the early grades.  (But don’t get them wrong, they still hate – HATE – the Senate education budget proposal.)  I particularly enjoyed their claims about JLF’s response to the Senate proposal:…
    Terry Stoops, May 26, 2011
  • Hot topic: class sizes

    Two weeks ago, I outlined my objections to the NC Senate majority’s plan to reduce class sizes in grades K-3.  The following details why: Recent studies of class sizes in North Carolina public schools (see below) suggest that there is a weak or no significant relationship between small class…
    Terry Stoops, May 25, 2011