Terry Stoops

Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 7)

  • Teachers respond to Lt. Gov. Robinson’s CPAC speech

    Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson took the stage at CPAC to introduce Congressman Madison Cawthorn.  Robinson used it as an opportunity to talk about the importance of citizen involvement in public education. Well, it didn’t take long for perpetually angry public school teachers to weigh in.  Here are a…
    Terry Stoops, February 26, 2021
  • The most disturbing photo you will see today

    The photo is from The Wenatchee World in Washington. It creeps me out.
    Terry Stoops, February 25, 2021
  • Biden administration tells states that it will not grant testing waivers this year

    Chalkbeat has the story, The Biden administration said Monday that states must administer federally required standardized tests this year, but schools won’t be held accountable for the results — and states could give shorter, remote, or delayed versions of the exams. The decision means that schools…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2021
  • NC district adopts “nobody fails” grading policy

    WNCN reports, Teachers working in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools warn a new grading policy will harm high school students despite district leaders saying it will help them. As part of the new policy, three high school teachers tell WCNC Charlotte they can no longer give a student any grade below a…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2021
  • SNCAE conference to feature session on teaching social justice

    The annual spring conference of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) will feature a session on teaching social justice, presumably because colleges and universities aren’t doing enough to transform teachers into social justice warriors.
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2021
  • Fordham Institute: An increase in charter schools is associated with an increase in district resources

    In his new report, “Robbers or Victims? Charter Schools and District Finances,” Rutgers University professor Mark Weber finds that the presence of charter schools does not drain resources from their host districts.  Instead, district resources tend to increase significantly.  Weber concluded: In most states, an increase in the percentage…
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2021
  • NC DHHS officials agree with CDC Director Walensky: Vaccination not a prerequisite to reopening schools

    Chief Deputy Secretary Susan Gale Perry and State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson delivered a presentation to the State Board of Education this morning.  They emphasized that schools are safe for reopening so long as preventive measures are in place. The NC Association of…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2021
  • WRAL opinion page editor Seth Effron offers absurd defense of revolting cartoon

    I don’t buy Effron’s explanation that the “editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon is meant to point out that these members of the State Board are trying to wipe out from the social studies curriculum the record of racism which includes the Klan and the segregationist practices that were…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2021