Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 181)

  • CMS produces a budget video!

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) uses district resources to produce a video that complains about the lack of district resources.
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
  • An overview of the payroll deduction/dues checkoff issue

    Buried deep within the Executive Organization Act of 1973 is NC General Statute 143B-426.40A(g).  It reads, Payroll Deduction for Payments to Certain Employees’ Associations Allowed. — An employee of the State or any of its political subdivisions, institutions, departments, bureaus, agencies or commissions, or any of its local boards of…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
  • Researchers: Good teachers matter a lot

    Ok, the title of my blog post does a disservice to the sophisticated study of teacher quality produced by researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities. A December 2011 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study by Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff, “The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers:…
    Terry Stoops, January 9, 2012
  • N&O: NCAE not a union, even though we call it a union

    Before: “GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill” (News & Observer article*, Thursday, January 5, 2012) “Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union.” After: “The NCAE is not, by the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 6, 2012
  • Governor Bill Faison?

    Even though he has yet to make an official announcement, it looks like Rep. Bill Faison (D-Orange, Caswell) wants to be governor of North Carolina,   Honestly, I give Faison (hereinafter “The Stache”) credit for taking on the Democratic establishment, but I have some concerns. 1. The Stache recently loaned…
    Terry Stoops, January 5, 2012
  • Wake school board: Lessons not learned

    According to an article in the News & Observer, the newly elected Democrats on the Wake County school board “pushed for substantive changes in the system’s new assignment plan.”  I have to admit that I did not expect this to happen.  It is a case of giving the Democrats…
    Terry Stoops, January 4, 2012
  • Does HS diploma requirement violate ADA?

    Yesterday, The Washington Times published a story that demonstrates what happens when 1) a well-intentioned law goes awry, and 2) Washington bureaucrats assert the bureaucracy at the expense of businesses.  Here is the gist: Employers are facing more uncertainty in the wake of a letter from the Equal Employment…
    Terry Stoops, January 3, 2012
  • Ten big changes coming to NC education this year

    Those of us in the education policy business are going to have a busy 2012.  To keep up, review the John Locke Foundation website several times a day, visit the Carolina Journal website a minimum of five times a day, subscribe to my education newsletter, and tell…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2012