Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 224)

  • GSIW: “Blue” plan may prompt another OCR complaint

    Yesterday, Yevonne Brannon, Chair of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW), circulated talking points about the “blue” and “green” student assignment plans presented to the public by Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata and his staff.  Great Schools in Wake has been a stalwart proponent of Wake County’s busing…
    Terry Stoops, June 1, 2011
  • Boycott Manning’s Kangaroo Court

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding.  Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.”  But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist,…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2011
  • Andy Puzder on state policies that impact private job creation

    From The Daily Caller: “You may not have heard of Andy Puzder, but chances are you’ve eaten his food. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of more than 3,000 Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants across America and 20 other countries. Among other things, Andy Pudzer is…
    Terry Stoops, May 26, 2011
  • The class size debate…continued…again

    It is interesting to see “progressives” applaud the Senate GOP for their effort to reduce class sizes in the early grades.  (But don’t get them wrong, they still hate – HATE – the Senate education budget proposal.)  I particularly enjoyed their claims about JLF’s response to the Senate proposal:…
    Terry Stoops, May 26, 2011
  • Hot topic: class sizes

    Two weeks ago, I outlined my objections to the NC Senate majority’s plan to reduce class sizes in grades K-3.  The following details why: Recent studies of class sizes in North Carolina public schools (see below) suggest that there is a weak or no significant relationship between small class…
    Terry Stoops, May 25, 2011
  • Kudos to Senator Phil Berger

    Senate Leader Phil Berger hit one out of the park.  In a News & Observer article describing various features of the Senate education budget, Berger commented, Unfortunately the debate about education in North Carolina has concentrated on who’s spending more money, without an appropriate analysis of where the dollars…
    Terry Stoops, May 19, 2011
  • Changes needed to the early education certification law

    S.L. 2010-178 is a law that imposes burdensome and costly certification requirements on child care and early education teachers and providers.  The law mandates that teaching staff and providers working in licensed child care centers or licensed family child care homes have their education certified by the North Carolina Institute…
    Terry Stoops, May 19, 2011
  • Reflections on the Carolina Issues Poll

    NC Policy Watch released the May 2011 edition of its Carolina Issues Poll. It is pretty interesting stuff, particularly this question: 1) Because of the national recession, the state faces a revenue shortfall reaching $3.7 billion. Without additional revenue, addressing the shortfall will mean a cuts-only approach that requires…
    Terry Stoops, May 18, 2011