Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 227)

  • Newsweek: America’s Best High Schools

    North Carolina public schools in Newsweek’s list of America’s best high schools: 19. The Early College at Guilford, Greensboro 22. Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, High Point 66. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham 87. Weaver Academy, Greensboro 126. East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 186. Providence, Charlotte…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2011
  • Reflections on day one of the Manning hearing

    Yesterday, Judge Howard Manning conducted hearings on issues related to the Leandro school adequacy case. The News & Observer focused their report on a co-payment requirement for families who enroll their children in pre-kindergarten programs.  Of course, there wasn’t much talk about Section 10.7 (h) of the budget,…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2011
  • You know things are bad…

    …when the LEGO White House is not available in the United States.
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2011
  • Lee County lies?

    I am sure that fans of the Locker Room have read the excellent Carolina Journal story about Jeff Moss, the superintendent of Lee County Schools who does not mind that teachers use their students to lobby the state legislature for more moola. If you ask me, Moss and Sharon…
    Terry Stoops, June 17, 2011
  • Will the Save Our Schools folks get the Tea Party treatment?

    A recent Education Week article, “Frustrated Educators Aim to Build Grassroots Movement,” describes a July 30 march in Washington, DC organized by Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action.  Stay hydrated, my friends. Anyway, this event will test the integrity of the mainstream media, particularly the…
    Terry Stoops, June 15, 2011
  • Pre-K op-ed published three weeks late

    Today, the Charlotte Observer published an opinion piece by State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison and N.C. Partnership for Children Chairman Olson Huff. The title of the op-ed,  “Legislators: Time to put your money where your mouth is,” is interesting for a few reasons.  Let’s imagine that the…
    Terry Stoops, June 15, 2011
  • Outrage is easy when you ignore the facts

    Jason Langberg, attorney for Legal Aid of NC, is outraged.  In a letter published in the News & Observer, Langberg, says that the elimination of the personal education plan (PEP) requirement in the budget is harmful, cowardly, racist, classist, hypocritical, shortsighted, and unconstitutional. Of course, if Mr. Langberg did…
    Terry Stoops, June 14, 2011
  • The Democrats’ faux compassion

    A compromise charter school bill is headed to Governor Perdue.  Yesterday, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved the conference committee version of SB 8: No Cap on Number of Charter Schools. The bill lifts the 100-school cap, allows charter schools to grow by 20 percent each year, and establishes…
    Terry Stoops, June 10, 2011