Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • PISA results show little progress for U.S. schools

    The OECD administers the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests to 15-year-old students from around the world, and results from the 2018 tests were released today.  The United States is stuck in a rut. Students in the United States performed above the OECD average in reading (505…
    Terry Stoops, December 3, 2019
  • GCS bus drivers take a page from Red4Ed playbook

    WFMY reports, Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) bus drivers say they’ve been fighting for pay raises for too long. Joshua Graham has been a GCS bus driver for six years. “Besides pay I enjoy my job and I love coming here every day I love the students.” Graham says at…
    Terry Stoops, November 19, 2019
  • Red4Ed Walk-Ins

    Today, the N.C. Association of Educators and Red4Ed urged teachers to picket before school today.  They want the General Assembly to agree to, among other things, Medicaid expansion, a 5 percent across-the-board salary increase for all district employees, and a $15 minimum wage for hourly workers. Below is a photo…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019
  • How much did your school district spend last year?

    As I mentioned in two previous blog posts, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year. Note that city school systems follow the county in which they operate, e.g., Asheville City Schools follows Buncombe County Schools. Ranks: 1 = highest (Hyde County Schools) and 116…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019
  • On average, charter schools spent less per student than districts last year

    As I mentioned in another blog post, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year. In terms of operating expenditures, the per-student average for districts was $9,865.04, while the per-student average for charters was $9,398.42.  The district figure does not include capital spending or…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019
  • New per-pupil expenditure figures published

    On average, how much did district schools spend on each student last year?  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year. State funds: $6,479.36 ($6,153.92 in 2017-18) Federal funds: $975.38 ($1,018.14 in 2017-18) Local funds: $2,410.30 ($2,306.31 in 2017-18) Total funds: $9,865.04 ($9,478.37…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019
  • “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money”

    In “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money,” Daniel Buck reflects on his experiences as a support teacher, wasteful spending in public schools, and the state of the profession generally.  Buck writes, I don’t mean to attack teaching as a discipline, or public education as a system. I…
    Terry Stoops, November 12, 2019
  • Cooper vetoes raises for public school teachers and staff

    Republican elected officials and campaign staff must be ecstatic right now.  Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have granted raises to public school teachers and staff. The ads will write themselves.    …
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2019