Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 178)

  • Brookings report on schools and zoning

    Jonathan Rothwell of the Brookings Institution just published a new report, “Housing Costs, Zoning, and Access to High-Scoring Schools.”  Education reporter Keung Hui wrote a clear and balanced story on the Brookings report in today’s News & Observer. Let’s get a few things out into the open.  Like all…
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2012
  • Etheridge puts Root Elementary in the spotlight

    In Monday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, Bob Etheridge mentioned that his grandchild’s class at Root Elementary School in Wake County was being asked to raise $17 per child (later corrected to be $14 per child) to fund an additional teaching position. Here are a few initial thoughts on the issue…
    Terry Stoops, April 18, 2012
  • Outlook for state and local governments? Bad.

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their April update to the State and Local Governments’ Fiscal Outlook publication.  Here is the bottom line: They conclude, “The model’s base case simulations show that the fiscal position of the sector will steadily decline through 2060 absent any…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2012
  • Remediation rates still increasing

    Last year, I published a study of community college remediation rates from 2007 to 2010.  I now have the 2010-11 data, which reflects the percentage of 2010 high school graduates who were required to take at least one developmental/remedial course (in English, reading, or math) during the 2010-11 community…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2012
  • Media indifference to closure of The Mint

    It’s been nearly a week since the Triangle Business Journal reported that The Mint, a taxpayer subsidized eatery in downtown Raleigh, will close.  And we are still waiting for the two largest media outlets in the area – WRAL and the News & Observer – to say something…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2012
  • Media largely ignoring closure of The Mint

    Two of the largest media outlets in the area, namely WRAL and the News & Observer, continue to ignore the closure of The Mint, an upscale, taxpayer-subsidized restaurant in downtown Raleigh.  There is no valid excuse for their failure to report on this boondoggle. If you are looking for…
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2012
  • School boards should reflect the community

    In a letter to the Statesville Record & Landmark, Bryan Shoemaker, a member of the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education, takes the president of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) to task for her contention that school boards should be composed mainly of individuals from the education establishment. …
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2012
  • That’s it for The Mint

    Triangle Business Journal reports that The Mint – a heavily subsidized and seldom patronized restaurant in downtown Raleigh – will close.  The white tablecloth establishment opened in January 2008. Mayor Charles Meeker and his allies in Raleigh city government gave The Mint every possible advantage – from a…
    Terry Stoops, April 10, 2012