Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 186)

  • 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
  • N&O uses report to target Republicans

    According to an article published in the News & Observer, North Carolina dropped in annual rankings of state pre-kindergarten programs published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  In the third paragraph of the piece, News & Observer reporter Lynn Bonner acknowledged that the NIEER rankings did…
    Terry Stoops, April 10, 2012
  • U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) is “going green”

    If you like bureaucrats who sing and dance, this video is for you.
    Terry Stoops, April 9, 2012
  • Does the state employ a 95-year-old security guard?

    I rummaged through the Charlotte Observer’s online Data Center last night and downloaded the latest N.C. government salary database (current as of March 6, 2012).  Here are a few of my discoveries: The database includes over 93,700 full- and part-time employees.  It does not include include public school employees,…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2012