Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 8)

  • NC average teacher pay increased significantly since 2014

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week.  Here is a graph detailing average teacher pay trends since 2003:…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2017
  • State education funding reaches $8.64 billion

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week. Here is a chart from that document detailing state education funding from 2003 to 2017:…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2017
  • Did Democrats waste time fighting Betsy DeVos?

    I think so.  Surely other nominees, such as Jeff Sessions and Rex Tillerson, were a much bigger threat to the progressive agenda than DeVos. At Education Week’s Politics K-12 blog, Andrew Ujifusa asks whether Democrats wasted too much time, money, and political capital on the effort to defeat DeVos…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2017
  • NCAE one of the NEA’s “5 financially shakiest states”

    Mike Antonucci analyzed the 2015 tax filings and internal membership numbers for all state National Education Association (NEA) affiliates.  He found that union affiliates in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin were on the shakiest ground.  He writes, The North Carolina Association of Educators…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2017
  • HB 136 gets the attention of homeschoolers

    House Bill 136 lowers the compulsory attendance age from 7- to 6-years-old.  While their intentions are good, bill sponsors may have failed to consider how that change would affect home schools. A homeschool parent posted the following comment on the North Carolinians for Home Education Facebook page:…
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2017
  • NCAPCS hires Democrat executive director

    In a surprising move, the board of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS) hired Rhonda Dillingham to be the organization’s executive director. According to the press release, Dillingham “co-founded Uwharrie Charter School and brings a decade of teaching and leadership experience from both public charter schools and…
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2017
  • NC teacher pensions well funded, not transparent or flexible

    According to a report published by the National Council on Teacher Quality and EducationCounsel, Just seven states — Delaware, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin — have teacher pension systems that are funded at 90 percent or higher. Of those, only South Dakota and Wisconsin…
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2017
  • 2017 NEA “Friend of Education” attended Catholic schools

    The National Education Association named Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge of the USS Enterprise, also known as “LeVar Burton” or something, their highest honor – the Friend of Education Award.  He was a vocal critic of President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. He…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2017