Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 187)

  • There is no such thing as a free (school) lunch

    The News & Observer tries to do “cute” in their editorial on school lunch requirements. Well, maybe it’s no way to talk to adults. But they’ve got it coming. So to those members of Congress who want to relax sensible government requirements on school lunch regulations: shame on you.
    Terry Stoops, December 9, 2011
  • 2011 TUDA: CMS outperforms districts, nation

    The federal education officials who brought you the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2011 Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA) results this morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the only participating district in the state. The study concluded that CMS scored higher than most (participating) urban districts…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2011
  • NC education jobs update

    After reading “CMS makes new push to hire teachers” by Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer, I decided to revisit websites that list school district job openings. The North Carolina Public Schools Application System, which does not include listings for Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, lists 672 vacant…
    Terry Stoops, December 6, 2011
  • School choice fail?

    The News & Observer reprinted a New York Times op-ed by Natalie Hopkinson, resident of a “leafy, majority-black neighborhood in Washington [D.C.]” and mother to an 11-year-old son.  Ms. Hopkinson complains that school choice failed her neighborhood because failing neighborhood schools were closed by city leaders.  She laments the…
    Terry Stoops, December 6, 2011
  • Feds: Race can be used in student assignment decisions

    Education Week reports, Federal civil rights officials today said that school districts and colleges and universities may legally consider race when making decisions about school assignments, admissions and other programs that are designed to increase diversity and reduce racial isolation. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
  • Less regulation = more entrepreneurship (and beer!)

    Even the Charlotte Observer acknowledges that fewer restrictions on alcohol production and sales jump-started North Carolina’s craft beer industry. The growth began in 2005, when N.C. legislators passed a law allowing for higher content alcohol in beer sold here. Now, lawmakers have passed a smaller but important bill that…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
  • The hidden hand of Obama for America volunteers in NC

    The New York Times credits “the hidden hand of thousands of Obama for America volunteers and staff members” for carrying Democratic candidates to victory in North Carolina. How did they do it?  According to the NYT, “Never publicizing their work, they went door-to-door across the state, successfully getting their…
    Terry Stoops, November 28, 2011
  • Black Friday destination #1

    When I think of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, only one place comes to mind – the U.S. Government Bookstore. To help you kick off your holiday shopping this season, the GPO is currently offering deep discounts of almost 50%* off (*45-49%) some of our best selling publications, including Ponzimonium:…
    Terry Stoops, November 23, 2011