Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • Bladen County Schools hires superintendent using secretive process

    The Bladen County Board of Education hired assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Dr. Jason Atkinson to be the district’s next superintendent.  The board failed to conduct a superintendent search and hired Atkinson at their meeting on Monday. State statute says that “each local board of education has the sole…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2021
  • Social media: Sen. Paul Lowe will vote to sustain veto of Senate Bill 37

    Latest rumors regarding the vote to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 37: In-Person Learning Choice for Families:…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2021
  • Teachers respond to Lt. Gov. Robinson’s CPAC speech, Part 2

    Earlier today, I posted some highlights of teacher responses to Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s CPAC speech.  This latest comment may be the most objectionable one yet: There’s a unique type of damage perpetrated by Black people and others of color who spew this garbage. The only “damage” is…
    Terry Stoops, February 26, 2021
  • Teachers respond to Lt. Gov. Robinson’s CPAC speech

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson took the stage at CPAC to introduce Congressman Madison Cawthorn.  Robinson used it as an opportunity to talk about the importance of citizen involvement in public education. Well, it didn’t take long for perpetually angry public school teachers to weigh in.  Here are a…
    Terry Stoops, February 26, 2021
  • The most disturbing photo you will see today

    The photo is from The Wenatchee World in Washington. It creeps me out.
    Terry Stoops, February 25, 2021
  • Biden administration tells states that it will not grant testing waivers this year

    Chalkbeat has the story, The Biden administration said Monday that states must administer federally required standardized tests this year, but schools won’t be held accountable for the results — and states could give shorter, remote, or delayed versions of the exams. The decision means that schools…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2021
  • NC district adopts “nobody fails” grading policy

    WNCN reports, Teachers working in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools warn a new grading policy will harm high school students despite district leaders saying it will help them. As part of the new policy, three high school teachers tell WCNC Charlotte they can no longer give a student any grade below a…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2021
  • SNCAE conference to feature session on teaching social justice

    The annual spring conference of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) will feature a session on teaching social justice, presumably because colleges and universities aren’t doing enough to transform teachers into social justice warriors.
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2021