Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • New per-pupil expenditure figures published

    On average, how much did district schools spend on each student last year?  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction just released figures for the 2018-19 school year. State funds: $6,479.36 ($6,153.92 in 2017-18) Federal funds: $975.38 ($1,018.14 in 2017-18) Local funds: $2,410.30 ($2,306.31 in 2017-18) Total funds: $9,865.04 ($9,478.37…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2019
  • “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money”

    In “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money,” Daniel Buck reflects on his experiences as a support teacher, wasteful spending in public schools, and the state of the profession generally.  Buck writes, I don’t mean to attack teaching as a discipline, or public education as a system. I…
    Terry Stoops, November 12, 2019
  • Cooper vetoes raises for public school teachers and staff

    Republican elected officials and campaign staff must be ecstatic right now.  Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have granted raises to public school teachers and staff. The ads will write themselves.    …
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2019
  • Supply and demand at work in New Hanover County

    New Hanover County Schools officials plan to raise pay for bus drivers in response to an ongoing shortage of qualified drivers.  WWAY reports, Big changes are on the way for New Hanover County bus drivers. At a meeting Tuesday night, the school board voted to raise the pay for…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2019
  • Dan Forest releases his education plan

    Gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest unveiled his education plan today.  There are four themes to the plan. Parents Pick Expand the Opportunity Scholarship program to every N.C. family. Level the playing field for high-quality charter schools Four in the Door A principal with full authority to hire and fire An…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2019
  • First-month school enrollments

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released average daily membership data for the first month of school.  It is important to note that these figures will be revised and are not the ones used to determine the final amount of state funding that each district or charter school will…
    Terry Stoops, November 6, 2019
  • Parents are savvy school shoppers

    The bottom line of Ann Doss Helms’ recent WFAE article, “School Shopping Demands More Than Looking At Grades, Families Say,” is that families seldom rely on a single metric or criterion to choose schools for their children. When [Shamaiye] Haynes moved to west Charlotte, she enrolled her son at Thomasboro…
    Terry Stoops, November 6, 2019
  • Student compares North Carolina and West Virginia schools

    From an article published in The Register-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia): “My opinion of West Virginia’s state of education is a bit of an unpopular one,” [West Virginia University student Christyana] Jones said. “I spent the majority of my academic career in North Carolina. I grew up in Raleigh, the…
    Terry Stoops, October 23, 2019