Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • Charter school market shares by school district

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently published a map of charter school enrollment relative to district schools. Charter enrollment (as a percentage of district school population) is higher in Halifax, Northampton, Person, Vance, and Weldon City schools than in Durham County, which gets all the press.
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2018
  • EIA reports NEA affiliate membership and finance data

    Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency recently published membership and financial data for all state affiliates of the National Education Association during the 2015-16 school year. According to the data, the North Carolina Association of Educators had a…
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2018
  • NC projected to have the second-highest increase in education spending this year

    The National Education Association’s “Rankings of the States 2017 and Estimates of School Statistics 2018” is more than just a ranking of teacher pay and per-pupil expenditures.  It also includes personnel and budget data. The following table lists the projected percentage change in public school expenditures for the 2017-18…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
  • Adjusted teacher pay rank is 29th in the nation

    Earlier today, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual Rankings and Estimates report.  According to the report, North Carolina’s average teacher salary for 2018 ranked 39th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. But the NEA ranking does not adjust for cost of living.  When C2ER…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
  • NEA: NC 37th for teacher pay, 39th for per-pupil spending

    WRAL’s  Kelly Hinchcliffe reports, North Carolina ranks 37th in the nation for average teacher pay, according to estimates released Monday by the National Education Association. The ranking is an estimate and can be revised later based on updated data. Last year, NEA estimated that North Carolina was…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
  • Costly Pension Plans Are Fanning the Flames of Teacher Unrest

    In an article published in Education Week, Daarel Burnette and Madeline Will point out that the rising cost of pension obligations is consuming dollars that would otherwise be spent on teacher salaries and other education expenses.  They write, Across the nation, states’ pension obligations for public employees are accelerating,…
    Terry Stoops, April 20, 2018
  • Do school-based gardens reduce childhood obesity?

    For the last few years, schools have created and maintained vegetable gardens on school premises.  While there is nothing inherently troubling about a school garden, some have claimed that it can be used to combat childhood obesity.  In 2017, research published a report in the Journal of Nutrition Education and…
    Terry Stoops, April 20, 2018
  • Charlotte Observer: No evidence that charter failure rate cited by CMS is accurate

    Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer lays it out, At a meeting to discuss whether Matthews town officials should pursue their own charter schools Tuesday, facilitator Cyndee Patterson opened with a startling statistic: 50 percent of charter schools fail. She didn’t cite a source, and no one questioned…
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2018