Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 226)

  • Rahm Emanuel to send his children to private school

    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he will send his son and two daughters to the University of Chicago Lab School, a prestigious private school in Chicago’s swanky Hyde Park neighborhood.  President Barack Obama’s daughters also attended the Lab School but now they attend Sidwell Friends, an elite private…
    Terry Stoops, July 21, 2011
  • More on the Manning mess

    Apparently, my discussion of Judge Howard Manning’s court order generated some misunderstanding.  So here are a few additional thoughts: 1. I do not condone judicial activism, even when the judge is a Republican like Manning.  I think I have made that clear.  Thus, I am (and will never…
    Terry Stoops, July 19, 2011
  • Judge Manning speaketh

    Here we go again. Judge Howard Manning, who oversees the Leandro school-adequacy lawsuit, issued an order that requires the NC General Assembly to revise a budget provision that caps at-risk student enrollment in state pre-kindergarten programs at 20 percent. This is a HUGE blow to the Leandro plaintiffs, who…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2011
  • Teacher quality and charter competition

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) just released a new working paper, “School Competition and Teacher Labor Markets: Evidence from Charter School Entry in North Carolina” by C. Kirabo Jackson of Northwestern University.  Professor Jackson concluded, I find that teachers moving from TPSs [traditional public schools] to charter schools…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2011
  • Clueless Salon article about ALEC

    Salon’s Alex Pareene calls the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) a “Match.com for state lawmakers and the nation’s worst industry lobbies.”  Pareene thinks he has it all figured out, GOP state legislators go to fancy conferences where they sit down with lobbyists and right-wing activists and draft right-wing legislation…
    Terry Stoops, July 14, 2011
  • The media begins to ask the right questions

    Many politicians and special interest groups claim that North Carolina ranks 49th in the nation in per-pupil education spending.  The mainstream media never questioned the origin and validity of the talking point…until now.  Enter an editorial published in the News & Record, The Democratic governor’s approach was forceful and…
    Terry Stoops, July 12, 2011
  • Actress says she’ll accompany Marine to ball in NC

    Actress Mila Kunis accepted Sgt. Scott Moore’s YouTube invitation to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina.  He serves with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. Nice work, Sergeant Moore!…
    Terry Stoops, July 11, 2011
  • GCS has “offshore” bank accounts

    Paul Clark of the Rhino Times has the details, Guilford County Schools Chief Financial Officer Sharon Ozment announced at the Guilford County Board of Education’s Thursday, June 30 meeting that the school system has $9.7 million left over from the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which began July 1, which…
    Terry Stoops, July 8, 2011