Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 186)

  • Steve Jobs: Engineering skills plentiful in China

    In a post on Community College Spotlight, Joanne Jacobs pulled an interesting quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple had 700,000 factory workers employed in China, he said, and that was because it needed 30,000 engineers on-site to support those workers. ‘You can’t…
    Terry Stoops, November 3, 2011
  • New report on teacher pay

    In Assessing the Compensation of Public-School Teachers, Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs conclude that “public-school teacher salaries are comparable to those paid to similarly skilled private sector workers, but that more generous fringe benefits for public-school teachers, including greater job security, make total compensation 52 percent greater than fair…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2011
  • NC NAEP scores: Little change

    Since the early 1990s, North Carolina has participated in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program.  The 2011 (biennial) results were released today. Reading: Fourth-grade reading scores were not significantly different than 2009, but there was a statistically significant increase in eighth-grade reading scores.  Reading scores…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2011
  • Neighborhood trick-or-treating?

    Dear Progressives, It is not too early to begin formulating an assignment plan for Halloween 2012.  I am sure that you dislike the fact that families stayed in their neighborhoods to collect candy.  Isn’t it time to bus kids to different neighborhoods to go trick-or-treating?  Let’s reduce candy inequality and…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2011
  • Raleigh taxpayers fund NAACP?

    Courtesy of the Wake Community Network, During the October 18, 2011, Council Meeting, Mayor Meeker stated the NAACP is holding its first Institute in Raleigh next March. He talked about the possibility of the City of Raleigh being a presenting sponsor which would require a $5,000 donation. He asked…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2011
  • Patsy’s back…

    Patsy Christian is back in the news.  According to the News & Observer, The infamous portrait Patsy Christian, former head of the old John Umstead and Dorothea Dix state psychiatric hospitals, was named assistant director for heathcare quality and safety in the Division of Health…
    Terry Stoops, October 31, 2011
  • Graduation rates: The big picture

    Charlotte Observer columnist Fannie Flono offers an overview of graduation rate differences among racial and ethnic subgroups, and based on this data, she concludes that “We – as a community and a state – must do a lot more to make sure all students get that diploma.” According to…
    Terry Stoops, October 31, 2011
  • Wake County school assignment website

    Next year, the Stoops family will send two boys to a Wake County elementary school.  (This is fair warning, elementary teachers.)  So, I checked out the Wake County Student Assignment Plan website to get a list of our options.  My address was the only information required. From Node 4750…
    Terry Stoops, October 28, 2011