Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • Video of Brutal Fight and Shooting at New Hanover High School in Wilmington

    No child should be compelled to remain in this unsafe environment. Scene from inside New Hanover HS (Wilmington NC) this morning. School is on lockdown as gunshots are heard towards end of clip. No further details at this time. @WWAY @FoxNews @nsjnews…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2021
  • “Eco-friendly” LED Streetlights Decimating Moth Numbers in England

    From the Guardian: “Eco-friendly” LED streetlights produce even worse light pollution for insects than the traditional sodium bulbs they are replacing, a study has found. The abundance of moth caterpillars in hedgerows by rural roads in England was 52% lower under LED lights…
    Terry Stoops, August 27, 2021
  • How Did Gov. Cooper’s 2019 Veto of HB 966 Impact Base Teacher Pay?

    Background Republicans lost their veto-proof majorities in the General Assembly in 2018. As a result, a gubernatorial veto had consequences. The Cooper administration sought to leverage its newfound power to try to strongarm Republicans into expanding Medicaid and raising public school employee pay significantly. In 2019, Gov. Cooper proposed a…
    Terry Stoops, August 25, 2021
  • Teacher union uses outdated information to claim that there is a teacher shortage

    On Sunday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE) held a press conference to urge lawmakers to address the teacher shortage by raising salaries. The problem is that there is no evidence of a teacher shortage. Vacancy rates are usually published in the State of the Teaching Profession report in…
    Terry Stoops, August 24, 2021
  • NCAE leader agrees that the group is like a condom

    Terry Stoops, August 24, 2021
  • CA Teacher Rejects Masks, NC Teachers Pounce

    The North Carolina Teachers United Facebook page has nothing to do with teacher solidarity. It has everything to do with attacking public school teachers who reject teacher union talking points.  At least a few educators recognize this and responded. The latest example is below. The person who posted this…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2021
  • Complaints About Teacher Shortages Are Nothing New

    Last week, I pointed out that the ABC 11 article “The bottom line is the kids will suffer:’ NC school districts struggle with job vacancies” failed to substantiate the claim that districts are struggling with job vacancies.  Durham was the only district that reported an increase in vacancies…
    Terry Stoops, August 17, 2021
  • New Report: “A Culture of Personalized Learning North Carolina’s Personal Education Savings Accounts”

    Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation, authored a new report about North Carolina’s education savings account (ESA) program for special needs children. In “A Culture of Personalized Learning North Carolina’s Personal Education Savings Accounts,” Butcher finds that two-thirds of North Carolina families are…
    Terry Stoops, August 13, 2021