Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 187)

  • Lee County lies?

    I am sure that fans of the Locker Room have read the excellent Carolina Journal story about Jeff Moss, the superintendent of Lee County Schools who does not mind that teachers use their students to lobby the state legislature for more moola. If you ask me, Moss and Sharon…
    Terry Stoops, June 17, 2011
  • Will the Save Our Schools folks get the Tea Party treatment?

    A recent Education Week article, “Frustrated Educators Aim to Build Grassroots Movement,” describes a July 30 march in Washington, DC organized by Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action.  Stay hydrated, my friends. Anyway, this event will test the integrity of the mainstream media, particularly the…
    Terry Stoops, June 15, 2011
  • Pre-K op-ed published three weeks late

    Today, the Charlotte Observer published an opinion piece by State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison and N.C. Partnership for Children Chairman Olson Huff. The title of the op-ed,  “Legislators: Time to put your money where your mouth is,” is interesting for a few reasons.  Let’s imagine that the…
    Terry Stoops, June 15, 2011
  • Outrage is easy when you ignore the facts

    Jason Langberg, attorney for Legal Aid of NC, is outraged.  In a letter published in the News & Observer, Langberg, says that the elimination of the personal education plan (PEP) requirement in the budget is harmful, cowardly, racist, classist, hypocritical, shortsighted, and unconstitutional. Of course, if Mr. Langberg did…
    Terry Stoops, June 14, 2011
  • The Democrats’ faux compassion

    A compromise charter school bill is headed to Governor Perdue.  Yesterday, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved the conference committee version of SB 8: No Cap on Number of Charter Schools. The bill lifts the 100-school cap, allows charter schools to grow by 20 percent each year, and establishes…
    Terry Stoops, June 10, 2011
  • Nesbitt circulates misleading chart

    According to the Charlotte Observer, Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt this afternoon sent around a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board. It suggests that most Southern states are increasing spending on education, not cutting it, and that North Carolina is cutting at all levels of education more…
    Terry Stoops, June 9, 2011
  • Graduation rate mystery

    You may have read reports that North Carolina’s graduation rate for African-American students was “the third best in the country at 72.3 percent.” The statistic came from the 2011 Diplomas Count report, an annual report published by Education Week.  Education Week examined graduation rates from 1998 to 2008,…
    Terry Stoops, June 8, 2011
  • Staggering private-sector job loss in Charlotte

    According to an article in the Charlotte Business Journal, The nation’s 100 biggest labor markets have fewer private-sector jobs today than they did three years ago, according to an analysis by The Business Journals, the online division of the Charlotte Business Journal’s parent company, American City…
    Terry Stoops, June 7, 2011