Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 9)

  • Audit: NCAE had only 7,331 members on payroll deduction in 2015

    An audit of union/employee association membership found that the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), the state affiliate of the National Education Association, had only 7,331 members on employer payroll deduction as of December 2015. State auditors wrote, We were unable to obtain the total membership count and type of…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2017
  • GoBankingRates uses WalletHub method of attracting web traffic

    GoBankingRates has a new “study” of average teacher salaries, titled “Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State.” Charleston South Carolina-based freelance writer Lia Sestric calculates North Carolina’s average as $43,587, even though the N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently reported that the average North Carolina teacher salary…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2017
  • Steve Horwitz on school choice

    In a widely-read Facebook post, economist Steve Horwitz, visiting scholar at Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State, dissects the opposition to school choice: Sorry folks, but if you seriously want to argue about school choice, you should consider the following: 1. It’s easy to…
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2017
  • Protesters block education secretary DeVos from entering D.C. school

    Click HERE to see the video from ABC 7 in Washington, D.C. (Yes, Mr. “Shame” is holding a Black Lives Matter sign.)…
    Terry Stoops, February 10, 2017
  • Common myths about the use of statistics in research

    Read Why traditional statistics are often “counterproductive to research the human sciences, a Q&A with professors Eric Loken and Andrew Gelman, now! Here is one of many noteworthy passages from the piece: The human sciences feature lots of variation among people, and difficulty of accurate measurements.  So psychology, education,…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2017
  • Lap dog bill filed

    Rep. Garland Pierce (D – Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland) filed House Bill 73: Prohibit Driving With Animal in Lap. If the bill becomes law, violators would incur a fine of $100 plus court costs for holding a live animal while operating a motor vehicle.  The type of animal is not…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2017
  • DeVos confirmed, lefties go berserk

    Congratulations to Betsy DeVos, our new U.S. Secretary of Education! Richard Lawson, the film critic for Vanity Fair, wins the award for DeVos freakout of the day.  Of course, it is possible that Mr. Lawson meant for his tweet to be, in fact, an exaggeration. H/T: JB…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2017
  • Hey, N&O, prove that “poor reading skills reflect NC’s poor school funding”

    I challenge the editorial board of the News & Observer to provide empirical evidence that “poor reading skills reflect NC’s poor school funding.” You made the claim.  You must provide the evidence. Predictably, you failed to do so in their February 5 editorial, which calls for “more investment in the…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2017