Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools seeks yoga instructor

    Interested applicants can find more information here.  Angry taxpayers can contact the school district here.
    Terry Stoops, July 12, 2019
  • Wake County charter schools receive state approval

    The State Board of Education voted to grant charters to North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wake Preparatory Academy. Members of the Wake PTA and school board tried to torpedo the proposed charter schools. In “State Officials Should Approve Wake County Charter Schools,” I discussed the concerns that led…
    Terry Stoops, July 11, 2019
  • Cooper panders to union by proposing phase-out of voucher programs

    Governor Cooper released a compromise budget yesterday that included the discontinuation of funding for North Carolina’s school choice programs.  The press release outlines a plan that would “Maintain private school vouchers in the base budget for those who now use them, but do not include additional money or special…
    Terry Stoops, July 10, 2019
  • Sell the Big Mac, rather than complaining that Burger King has onion rings

    On October 12, Public Schools First NC and Great Schools In Wake are hosting an event, Impact of Privatizing Public Schools: A Crisis in the Making.  Here is the description of the event: To celebrate 10 years of advocacy for public schools, we invite you join us…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2019
  • Private school enrollment inches up

    Private school statistics for the 2018-19 school year are here! During the 2018-19 school year, 102,400 students attended 769 private schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased by 803 students or 0.8 percent from the year before. Wake County’s private school population is now larger than Mecklenburg County’s.  Last school year,…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
  • 142,037 children attended home schools last school year

    This week, the NC Division of Non-Public Education released home school estimates for the 2018-19 school year.  Overall, 142,037 children attended 90,688 home schools last school year, which is a 4.6 percent increase in the number of home school students statewide.  Over the last five school years, the home school population increased by a…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
  • Chaos in Providence, RI schools

    A report published by Johns Hopkins University researchers has revealed a mess in Providence public schools, and it has been the talk of the education reform community since its release. A Providence Journal article calls it “heartbreaking,” but a better word is “appalling.”  “Heartbreaking” suggests that the district was…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
  • NCAE super friend warns of “more frequent and more disruptive” teacher protests

    In an article published on the N.C. Policy Watch website, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center and N.C. Association of Educators super friend warns, These budget proposals are a slap in the face those who came out on May 1, filling the streets of Raleigh to demand more adequate…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019