Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • “I’d say the strike is probably coming. It’s just a matter of time.”

    The comment in the title is from Dominique Beaudry, a social studies teacher at Jordan High School, who was interviewed by WUNC to discuss the education budget stalemate.  I wouldn’t consider the story balanced, given that they did not speak to any teachers that question Cooper’s decision to veto…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
  • Buncombe County residents want more charter schools

    The people have spoken!  (Thanks to Andrea Dillon for bringing this to my attention.)…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2019
  • “Best state” rankings or whatever

    U.S. News and World Report sucked me into clicking on a link to their Best States Rankings.  I have no idea when it was released this year.  Man, what a waste of my time. Anyway, North Carolina was #18 on the list. The state scores highest (#4) in the…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2019
  • 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