Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • AFC school choice poll released

    The American Federation for Children (AFC) released its annual school choice poll.  Overall, it shows that school choice is popular among most subgroups.  According to the poll, support is particularly strong in the African American and Latino communities.  Here are a few items of note: School choice support overall: …
    Terry Stoops, January 24, 2020
  • EdBuild: N.C. school district borders do not segregate

    In the 2020 update to Fault Lines: America’s Most Segregating School District Borders, EdBuild researchers write, In a similar vein, consider North Carolina, an economically diverse state that might be expected to contain some steeply segregating school district borders. But North Carolina has few of…
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2020
  • Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue at the Supreme Court

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges the use of the state’s Blaine amendment to torpedo a tax credit scholarship law. Blaine amendments prohibit the state from directly or indirectly allocating government dollars to faith-based organizations or programs.  North Carolina…
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2020
  • JLF mentioned in new anti-choice book

    In “Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools,” Diane Ravitch calls the John Locke Foundation (and other free-market groups) “disrupters.”  That is flattering.  We are disrupters of the status quo that she champions. (By the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 21, 2020
  • NCAE tests the waters for a teacher strike

    According to the Citizen Times, the NCAE Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus, the extreme left-wing of N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), “is circulating surveys online that ask teachers how many days of work they’d be willing to miss in order to obtain more funding…
    Terry Stoops, January 20, 2020
  • The case against paying for master’s degrees in education

    From an article featured in Washington Monthly: The problem is that education master’s programs generally don’t produce better teachers. While programs vary greatly, and some stand above the rest, the teachers I interviewed told me that they had spent too much time on theory and not enough on practical teaching…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2020
  • NCAE membership drop

    Teacher union watchdog Mike Antonucci reports that the N.C. Association of Educators posted a 6 percent decrease in membership between 2017 and 2018. It was the third-largest year-to-year membership decline in the nation. According to annual financial disclosure reports for the Internal Revenue Service, the NCAE had 28,725 members and…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2020
  • Wild times in Johnston County

    The Johnston County Schools has an $8.8 million budget deficit, and school board member Ronald Johnson claimed that the superintendent and some school board members were up to no good.  In response, school board members pushed back on Johnson’s claims.  On Friday, interim school superintendent Jim Causby resigned.  Causby…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2020