Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • “Anywhere you live, you’ve got to have rules and regulations. Otherwise, you would just have whatever.”

    The comment above is from Forest Park City Manager Angela Redding, explaining to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter why the city shut down a fruit and vegetable stand operated by an area preschool. The garden originally started as an outdoor learning environment for kids who needed to get out…
    Terry Stoops, September 24, 2019
  • Clickbait website: N.C. is 28th best state for teachers

    Classic clickbait website Wallethub released their “2019’s Best & Worst States for Teachers” ranking.  (Click here if you must see it for yourself.) Among states in the southeast, North Carolina outranks Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana.  Interestingly, Kentucky is the top state in the region, followed…
    Terry Stoops, September 23, 2019
  • Are some teachers planning to protest on a school day again?

    It certainly seems that way. If teachers are planning to have a “day of action” that starts on a Monday at 10 am, then it appears that some teachers will need to take a personal day to attend. Teachers in Wake County have a workday on September 30th, but teachers in…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2019
  • Memories of the passage of the N.C. Education Lottery

    Today’s surprise vote on the North Carolina budget bill reminded folks of the vote that authorized the lottery.  Here is an Associated Press clipping from the Rocky Mount Telegram about the passage of the lottery bill in the N.C. Senate:              …
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
  • Ned Barnett Shout-Out

    I have never met Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor of the News & Observer.  But he shows me a little love in an op-ed published today: Terry Stoops, vice president of research for the right-leaning John Locke Foundation, is the reliable defender of the Republicans’ educational malpractice. On…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
  • Do soda taxes reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages?

    A study of the implementation of a soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Oakland, CA suggests that it didn’t.  Here is the abstract of “Oakland’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: Impacts on Prices, Purchases and Consumption by Adults and Children,” a recent NBER working paper: Several cities in the U.S.
    Terry Stoops, September 9, 2019
  • Education Week: NC schools earn a C-

    Education Week released the 2019 Quality Counts Report Card.  The report card evaluates state public school systems using three categories: Chance for Success, School Finance, and K-12 Achievement. North Carolina earned a C+ for Chance for Success, a D for School Finance, and a C- for K-12 Achievement.  The…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2019
  • Test scores 2018-19: Reactions

    Whenever you hear complaints about Innovative School District and charter schools (particularly virtual charter schools) that earn low school performance grades, remember that those grades “fail to account for the many factors that contribute to, and greatly inhibit overall student success.”…
    Terry Stoops, September 5, 2019