Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 8)

  • They fought the schools and the schools won

    Parents who are dissatisfied with Wake County’s high school math program, the MVP Math Curriculum, mounted a good-faith effort to convince the school board to adopt a math curriculum that addressed their concerns.  The News & Observer has the details. Wake County school leaders stood by the district’s use of…
    Terry Stoops, June 19, 2019
  • Stop wasting taxpayer money on higher education programs

    The feds are taking a closer look at a Duke-UNC event that used taxpayer money as one of its funding sources. The U.S. Department of Education will investigate a Middle East conference co-sponsored by Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to see if the schools’ consortium violated the terms and conditions…
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2019
  • Casey Foundation: N.C. is 33rd in child well-being, 22nd in education

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book, a useful examination of measures of health, education, family and community, and economic well-being. According to the press release, “The Casey Foundation and NC Child point to areas of tremendous…
    Terry Stoops, June 17, 2019
  • Graduates show why North Carolina needs virtual charter schools

    This WTVD story about the North Carolina Virtual Academy graduation ceremony is a must read. [Salutatorian Wyatt] Payne attended a brick-and-mortar school through 10th grade, but found the high school environment to be too distracting, and grew concerned about his dropping grades. That’s when he made the decision to transfer…
    Terry Stoops, June 13, 2019
  • NCAE “Truth Tour” proves that teacher activism need not interrupt school day

    The N.C. Association of Educators admit that the May 1 teacher walkout was a failure, so they have launched a “Truth Tour.”  WNCT reports, On Tuesday, the North Carolina Association of Educators held a press conference in front of South Central High School in Pitt County. Educators from Pitt County alongside…
    Terry Stoops, June 13, 2019
  • Teacher-Student Race Matching: Where The Research Is Heading

    N.C. State professor Anna Egalite discusses the future of research on teacher-student race matching in light of the new Fordham Institute report that compares matching in North Carolina charter and district schools.  Dr. Egalite offers three takeaways from the study. First, we need to be pushing harder on…
    Terry Stoops, June 12, 2019
  • Better Schools Won’t Fix America

    I don’t agree with Nick Hanauer’s argument that the United States has a “rigged the economy in favor of wealthy people,” but Better Schools Won’t Fix America is right about the cult of “educationism.”  Hanauer writes, Long ago, I was captivated by a seductively intuitive idea,…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2019
  • How to make children behave

    From The Robesonian, Thursday, June 5, 1919 (page 3)…
    Terry Stoops, June 5, 2019