Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 8)

  • Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) released

    North Carolina’s five largest school districts earned Cs on the Brookings Institution’s 2016 Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI).   The index examines thirteen categories of policy and practice in the 112 largest public school districts in the nation. Here is how the North Carolina cohort fared: T-20.
    Terry Stoops, March 31, 2017
  • Local School Finance Study published

    The Public School Forum of North Carolina released their 2017 Local School Finance Study, a report that examines roughly one-fourth funding for public schools in North Carolina. The other three-fourths of the funding, which come from state and federal sources, are excluded.  WRAL says that the report…
    Terry Stoops, March 30, 2017
  • Charter school opponents on the attack

    N.C. Policy Watch reporter Billy Ball recently published a lengthy piece attacking former Charlotte mayor, charter school founder, and attorney Richard Vinroot for his one-page overview of charter school data and a few extemporaneous remarks about them.  According to the critics quoted in the story, one of Mr.
    Terry Stoops, March 27, 2017
  • Bertie County Schools financial crisis

    Because the entity in question is not a private or charter school, don’t expect the News & Observer or WRAL to say a word about it.  But the Bertie County Schools has a full-blown financial crisis on their hands. According to an article published in the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, representatives from…
    Terry Stoops, March 24, 2017
  • Washington Post headline is misleading

    Washington Post headline: “A book about a dress-loving boy was supposed to teach kids acceptance — until lawmakers complained” Washington Post story (paragraph 5): “But the book was abruptly pulled from the reading list after several teachers complained, according to Charles Jeter, the district’s government liaison.” Washington Post credibility: 0.0…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2017
  • N.C. charter law receives a C+ in annual ranking

    The Center for Education Reform (CER) released their annual charter school law report card today.  North Carolina is tied with Texas and Utah for the 12th best charter school law in the nation and is only one point shy of receiving a B. We would improve our grade if…
    Terry Stoops, March 22, 2017
  • School choice key to urban renewal

    Today, EdChoice published “Renewing our Cities: A Case Study on School Choice’s Role in Urban Renewal” by Bartley R. Danielsen, David M. Harrison, Jing Zhao.  According to the authors, Urban economic development resources are often focused on bringing jobs and affordable housing to downtown areas. In contrast, there has…
    Terry Stoops, March 21, 2017
  • U.S. Department of Education: Spending and Staffing

    Below are two instructive graphs published by the Heritage Foundation.  President Trump’s budget would cut discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Education after decades of steady growth.  Interestingly, staffing levels have remained relatively constant since 1980.
    Terry Stoops, March 17, 2017