Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • N.C. State adds doctoral specialization in social justice education

    Breitbart reports that the N.C. State Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Department will add a social justice education specialization to their Ph.D. program.  A press release outlines the goal of the new program. “The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2018
  • NC is 7th on CER’s Parent Power Index

    On the Center for Education Reform’s (CER) 2018 Parent Power Index, North Carolina is ranked 7th in the nation with an overall PPI score of 73.0 percent.  CER writes, Things are looking up for parents of the Tarheel state. Improvements to the state’s charter law and school…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2018
  • Jay Mathews’ teacher policy fantasy

    “When it comes to education policy, leave it to the teachers — not the politicians” declares Jay Mathews in his latest Washington Post column.  It’s hard to believe that someone who has been writing about education for so long still gets so much wrong. Mathews believes that “I think…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2018
  • Teachers are plotting their next move

    Now the election is over, what should we expect from teachers?  Should we expect another walkout?  Maybe. On Facebook, teachers offered the following ideas: Continue the journey and love the kids March on Raleigh again Organize a union Just walk out of class one day I hope they choose No.
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2018
  • How much did school districts spend last year?

    Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released per-student expenditure data for the 2017-18 school year. While most districts increased spending from 2017 to 2018, 10 districts spent less.  Overall, the state per-student expenditure increased by $306 compared to the year before, a 3.3 percent increase.
    Terry Stoops, November 5, 2018
  • “Funded by taxpayers” message riles teachers

    Some teachers are not happy that their new insurance cards remind them that their benefits are paid by taxpayers. From a popular Facebook group:            …
    Terry Stoops, November 5, 2018
  • Teacher Pay: Recent Progress

    Since 2014, the N.C. General Assembly has signaled a commitment to raising pay for public school teachers. Over the last five years, the average salary increases approved by the state legislature have produced a 19.3 percent increase in average pay.  Competitive starting pay has been their specific focus.  According to the…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2018
  • Teacher Pay: How Much?

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) calculates teacher pay averages by February of each year.  Because NC DPI has not produced the official figure for the current school year, we use a salary estimate produced by analysts at the N.C. General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division.  The Social…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2018