Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • N&O editors smear school choice advocates

    The title of the News & Observer editorial is “Big money equals big influence in schools.”  It is a title that could apply to the National Education Association and their state affiliate, the N.C. Association of Educators.  They pour tens of thousands of dollars into the campaign accounts of…
    Terry Stoops, October 17, 2017
  • Unfair portrayal of TeamCFA and John Bryan

    In a series of articles published this week, News & Observer reporters Lynn Bonner, Jane Stancill, And David Raynor are occasionally evenhanded in their treatment of North Carolina charter schools.  The exception is an article that, I believe, was a ridiculously slanted portrayal of TeamCFA and its founder John…
    Terry Stoops, October 12, 2017
  • Revisiting unsubstantiated claims about charter schools

    The latest News & Observer article on charter schools revisits the most unsubstantiated claim about charter schools – that failure to provide transportation and subsidized meals discourages low-income families from applying to or attending North Carolina charter schools.  Cue former Wake County school board member Tom Benton. Tom Benton,…
    Terry Stoops, October 11, 2017
  • Yes, let’s “throw all this money to charter schools”

    Yesterday, the News & Observer published two articles about North Carolina’s charter schools.  “Should you send your child to a charter school?  Here are the facts” was the less objectionable of two, but that is not to say that it was without fault. The article begins, “The No. 1…
    Terry Stoops, October 10, 2017
  • Questions about salaries in teacher housing story

    Herald Sun reporter Greg Childress begins his deeply flawed article about subsidized teacher housing with a mention of “beginning teacher’s salary.”  He writes, For Deja Young, the rent for an apartment near The Streets at Southpoint is a bit of stretch on her beginning teacher’s salary of about $35,000.
    Terry Stoops, October 9, 2017
  • Wake County Schools exit survey

    I had an opportunity to complete the Wake County Schools exit survey.  My wife and I withdrew our youngest from a WCPSS school and enrolled him in a nearby charter school. But I was surprised to see that they excluded “student assignment and reassignment” from the list of reasons for…
    Terry Stoops, October 5, 2017
  • Public schools: The best choice?

    It’s not a choice if the government compels you to go and limits competition.  But you knew that already.
    Terry Stoops, October 4, 2017
  • Evolution of teacher diversity gaps…under Trump?

    The Brookings Institution just published “Teacher diversity gaps and their evolution under Trump,” an article that only mentions President Trump once.  Michael Hansen and Diana Quintero write, Overall, the teacher workforce has trended toward diversity over the last several decades, though these figures cast doubt…
    Terry Stoops, October 3, 2017