Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 7)

  • State Board of Education chair and vice chair participate in private town hall

    Last night, State Board of Education members participated in a closed “town hall” with members of the N.C. Association of Educators. Why does the NCAE receive special access to public officials?  The NCAE union represents a fraction of the state’s public school employees and rarely represents the interests of families.
    Terry Stoops, April 22, 2020
  • Don’t use CARES Act fund to buy computers

    The Southern Coalition for Social Justice and allied groups want the state to use millions in federal coronavirus relief funds to buy computers for disadvantaged students.  The News & Observer reports, The advocacy groups want the aid money to go toward providing computers and free internet service for all…
    Terry Stoops, April 22, 2020
  • Caucus dedicated to “racial and social justice unionism” takes over NCAE

    Members of the Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus, the radical arm of the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), will assume the top leadership positions in the organization, according to election results posted on the NCAE website. Organize 2020 embraces old-school labor union tactics, including organized protests and…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2020
  • NCAE sells its headquarters

    The N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE) is selling its downtown Raleigh headquarters, according to a letter published in the organization’s newsletter.  I cannot help but wonder if the sale of their headquarters was a financial necessity due to declining membership.
    Terry Stoops, April 15, 2020
  • NC State researchers publish new report on the Opportunity Scholarship Program

    In “An Analysis of North Carolina’s Private School Landscape” Anna Egalite, M. Daniela Barriga, D.T. Stallings, and Emily Antoszyk provide tremendously useful data about North Carolina’s private schools, including private school density, diversity, demand, proximity, and testing. Perhaps its most important contribution is its analysis of private school tuition…
    Terry Stoops, April 14, 2020
  • “We know that our schools are ours and no one else’s”

    Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus is the radical arm of the North Carolina Association of Educators.  And they have a message for you. The school that you pay taxes to support?  The school that you send your children to?  Organize 2020 believes that it doesn’t belong to you.
    Terry Stoops, April 8, 2020
  • How much will NC receive from the Education Stabilization Fund in the CARES Act?

    The Education Stabilization Fund is composed of (1) a Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, (2) an Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, and (3) a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.  The overall appropriation for education is $30.750 billion. According to the Congressional Research Service, North Carolina will receive…
    Terry Stoops, April 7, 2020
  • Great resource from BEST NC

    Check out COVID-19 Parent Led Learning Resources from BEST NC. Unlike guides that inundate parents with lists of online resources, BEST NC keeps it simple and highlights a handful of the best online resources available.  Highly recommended.    …
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2020