Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • Share of state education funding

    The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2019 this week.  It’s packed with juicy data. I thought that one data point was worth highlighting: the percentage of state revenues dedicated to K-12 schools in 2016.  Only a handful of other states contribute a larger share…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019
  • Gov. Cooper promotes religious education for preschoolers

    In a round table discussion of the “health care coverage gap,” Gov. Roy Cooper championed faith-based preschools. Participants in the round table included Cassandra Brooks, who owns Little Believers Academies. Little Believers Academies provides a “loving, happy place for young children to learn and grow as we bridge the gap…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019
  • Is school segregation really getting worse?

    In an excellent Education Next blog post, Dr. Brian Kisida and Olivia Piontek respond to claims by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project and others that school segregation has worsened.  The authors offer a useful summary of the difficulties of measuring it using absolute and relative measures. They observe, In contrast, relative…
    Terry Stoops, May 22, 2019
  • Mississippi lawmakers funneled $1.5 million to Weight Watchers

    The Clarion-Ledger has the skinny, Teachers across the state shed pounds thanks to Weight Watchers courses paid mostly with state education money. But the biggest loser? Mississippi taxpayers. Lawmakers gave Weight Watchers about $300,000 a year from 2011 to 2016, but documents from the…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2019
  • Online education was “the best choice I could have made”

    Great story from the Martin County Enterprise & Weekly Herald about a student who attends the North Carolina Virtual Academy. Growing up, Jalen Barkley dreaded going to school. Born with a speech and development delay, he was the target of classroom bullies. … His freshman year he wanted to try attending…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2019
  • PTA members triggered by news that Mark Johnson will speak at convention

    Is this what the PTA has become? God forbid that PTA leaders would invite the elected leader of North Carolina public schools. From N.C. Teachers United:…
    Terry Stoops, May 17, 2019
  • Wake PTA declares war on charter schools

    PTA organizations have been involved in advocacy for years, but recently they have taken a hard left turn, opposing charter schools and supporting teacher walkouts.                       May 23 Update The executive board members of the Wake…
    Terry Stoops, May 16, 2019
  • An unintended consequence of Brown v. Board of Education

    Madeline Will of Education Week has a fascinating story about the dismissal and resignation of black educators after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Will writes, Sixty-five years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation of children in public schools…
    Terry Stoops, May 15, 2019