Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • 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
  • Elizabeth Warren vows to ban federal funding for new charter schools

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren declares war on public charter schools.  According to the AP, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced an education proposal pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on public schools while ending all federal funding to create new charter schools.
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2019
  • Woke History Is Making Big Inroads in America’s High Schools

    In an article originally published in RealClearInvestigations, former News & Observer reporter John Murawski writes, Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power, and privilege. They…
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2019
  • District to send $16.25 million in taxpayer money to for-profit company

    According to the News & Observer,  The Wake County school system is planning to pay $16.25 million to purchase 17,000 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga laptop computers for school district staff to use. Critics of charter schools claim that it is problematic for schools to contract with a for-profit charter management…
    Terry Stoops, October 15, 2019
  • What the Left really thinks about school choice families

    Consider this passage from Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch: Think about it: School can be hard. You’re a parent with less-than-perfect recollections of your own school experience. The news is full of stories about school funding problems. The public school to which your child is assigned is a…
    Terry Stoops, October 15, 2019