Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • May 16 Walkout Wednesday event is anti-charter school

    The N.C. Justice Center recently published “LOVE NC? FUND EDUCATION: A Resource Page for May 16th and Beyond,” and the contents of the page leave no doubt that Walkout Wednesday is an anti-charter school event. Recognize the importance of PUBLIC in North Carolina’s public school system. Charter schools create…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
  • Weak background check system for NC teachers

    WECT has the details of teachers who “fall through the cracks” of the background check system.  Writer and blogger Andrea Dillon calls it North Carolina’s quiet epidemic. With 18 victims and counting in the criminal case against Mike Kelly, the WECT Investigates team looked into what local schools…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
  • Walkout Wednesday: A pro-Democrat rally disguised as a fight for higher pay

    Travis Fain of WRAL points out, The NCAE slices the data on teacher salaries differently than the GOP leadership, saying the state is one of the worst in the country in per-pupil spending, which it puts at $2,400 behind the national average. The state ranks 37th in the country…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro chooses activism over education

    Not to be outdone by Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools will cancel classes on May 16 to allow teachers to protest four consecutive years of compensation increases.  According to WTVD, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools decided Thursday that schools will close May 16 when teachers across the…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2018
  • ‘How to Lie With Statistics’: Teachers Union Edition

    Allysia Finley of the Wall Street Journal notes how teacher unions disseminate and distort education finance statistics for political gain.  North Carolina gets a mention! The NEA encourages its affiliate unions to use its annual state rankings “to advocate for higher pay for teachers…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2018
  • Durham charters will be open for business on May 16

    While the Durham Public Schools (DPS) will be closed to participate in the May 16 teacher rally in Raleigh, the 6,500 or so children who attend Durham’s charter schools will be in class. In fact, one of the reasons why Durham charter schools have a hefty 16 percent market…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2018
  • AP: Teacher pay and cost of living

    Will AP Interactive hear complaints by the Left for adjusting NEA teacher pay averages for cost of living? Average salaries for teachers in 2017 are adjusted for the cost of living in each state, using the regional price parity index. https://t.co/TknUIxDqyD…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018
  • If Bertie County Schools were a charter, they’d be closed

    The finances of the Bertie County Public Schools (BCS) are a mess, mostly due to incompetence, staff turnover, and related institutional issues. The State Board of Education will discuss the matter on Thursday. According to N.C. Department of Public Instruction staff, “Based on the 2016-17 audit financial statements for…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018