Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • State auditor report of DPI finds “significant misstatements and omissions”

    The Office of the Auditor published a financial statement audit of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the year ended June 30, 2019.  The independent audit discovered that DPI financial statements contained significant misstatements and omissions. DPI “concurs with the Auditor’s finding and recommendation,” and wrote…
    Terry Stoops, June 25, 2020
  • Teacher tries to be critical of my take on Leandro and the WestEd report, fails

    Funny how this person doesn’t say a word about the many articles I’ve written about the case and the WestEd report.  I would say that is the very definition of “staged ignorance.”…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2020
  • Campbell University tackles myths about homeschooling

    A superb article from Campbell University Magazine: “In the world of social media and the internet, homeschoolers are far from living the sequestered and family-focused lifestyle they once endured,” [student Brianna] Fanning says. “We had access to co-ops, weekly classes with other students in the area, travel team…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2020
  • Juneteenth is here!

    Here is an announcement of the Juneteenth declaration printed in the Galveston Daily News on Wednesday, June 21, 1865.  …
    Terry Stoops, June 19, 2020
  • GA canceled state testing for the upcoming year and NC should too

    Since April, I have been calling on state officials to cancel state testing for the upcoming school year.  I even included that recommendation in Carolina Rebound. According to some guy on Twitter, that is what Georgia plans to do.
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2020
  • NCAE had nation’s second largest membership loss, no apparent bump from 2018 protest

    Mike Antonucci published his annual state-by-state breakdown of National Education Association membership numbers.  Overall, 2019 was not a good year for the nation’s largest teacher union. A full year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling, the National Education Association saw a decline of 32,773 members from the public school workforce,…
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2020
  • Cooper offers few details about use of federal funds

    The federal CARES Act set aside $2,953,230,000 for governors to use to support educational institutions affected by COVID-19 closures.  North Carolina will receive $95.6 million from this Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER).  General Assembly leadership suggested that Gov. Cooper use the money to supplement the $350 teacher bonuses approved…
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2020