Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 8)

  • Pay teachers like South Carolina does?

    At a panel discussion this morning, I objected to a talking point that a fellow participant used during the event.  He complained that North Carolina’s teacher salaries were losing ground to South Carolina.  I pointed out that South Carolina’s public schools receive a much higher percentage of its funding from…
    Terry Stoops, October 4, 2018
  • Get working on fixing public schools, white people

    I did not attend the Nikole Hannah-Jones event at Duke University last night, but the News & Observer story about it was striking. “When it comes to your own children, all of a sudden your kids deserve more than other people’s kids. And I understand that. But I think if we’re actually…
    Terry Stoops, October 3, 2018
  • Fake research and real scholarship

    Quillette asked five academics to respond to the “Grievance Studies Scandal,” fake studies sent to “prestigious” academic journals for peer review and publication.  Here is the editor’s note: For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which…
    Terry Stoops, October 3, 2018
  • Study: U.S. is 27th in the world in human capital

    “Measuring human capital: a systematic analysis of 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016” is a study published in Lancet that examines health and education outcomes.  Specifically, the researchers collected, standardized, and compared data on life expectancy, functional health status, educational attainment, and learning. Nordic countries and nations…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2018
  • Why public school employee benefits matter

    The left-wing media establishment is busy focusing on teacher pay, but they should spend some time talking about teacher benefits. Salaries were a $5.9 billion state expenditure last year.  The latest expenditure reports published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction shows that $2.2 billion (25.6 percent of…
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2018
  • Teachers: “No zeroes” grading policy common in North Carolina

    Following a report that a Florida school district fired a teacher who objected to a “no zeroes” policy, dozens of teachers have said that their schools and districts enforce a “no zeroes” policy that awards students a minimum grade even if they do not complete the assignment.  In most…
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2018
  • More WalletHub nonsense

    WTVD reports that “WalletHub ranks North Carolina as one of the worst states for teachers.”  As usual, North Carolina does not rank in the bottom five of any variable used to rank the “teacher-friendliness” of states (perhaps with the exception of teacher union strength), but it magically appears…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
  • CBC’s ridiculous teacher pay “editorial”

    Capitol Broadcasting Company, which is owned by multimillionaire backers of multiple left-wing advocacy organizations, decided to opine on teacher pay today.  It is a pretty amusing piece.  This passage, for example, is trying to make one point but actually makes another: First, average teacher pay – the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018