Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 9)

  • Judge Manning: “I had no fuss with the legislature”

    Judge Howard Manning oversaw the Leandro v. State of North Carolina case for decades.  In an interview with David Crabtree of WRAL, he praised Phil Berger and the Republican General Assembly for their focus on reading in the early grades.  He is skeptical of the WestEd report. Highlights: “I had…
    Terry Stoops, August 26, 2020
  • Teacher: “Call your students what THEY want to be called.”

    I can only imagine the names that flippant high school students would demand to be called.  I would start with “The Artist Formerly Known As Terry” or TAFKAT and change it once a week. Calling me anything else would be a form of D I S C R I M…
    Terry Stoops, August 26, 2020
  • Public school teacher benefit package is worth $20,700+

    Teacher salaries get the headlines, but teacher benefits get the dollars. Here is a breakdown of the benefits paid on behalf of every full-time district school teacher in the state for the 2020-21 school year: Social Security $3,761 Retirement $10,659 Heath Insurance $6,326…
    Terry Stoops, August 25, 2020
  • What is Sam Searcy talking about?

    In his latest fundraising solicitation, NC Sen. Sam Searcy (D-Wake) writes, Republicans have created an unfair and unequal system for financing public education, forcing counties to raise property taxes to pay for schools. As a result, education funding varies significantly between rural and suburban counties. What? First, the Republicans…
    Terry Stoops, August 20, 2020
  • State Board of Education member says that swing voters are “white supremacy”

    I know James, so I am willing to extend him the benefit of a doubt.  I hope he extends the same courtesy to swing voters.        …
    Terry Stoops, August 19, 2020
  • How much COVID-19 relief funding did your district or charter school receive?

    The following are data published by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Public School Unit Name Allocations (as of August 14, 2020) Alamance-Burlington Schools  $       9,630,194 Alexander County Schools  $       1,768,692 Alleghany County Schools  $          635,202 Anson County Schools  $       1,810,117 Ashe County Schools  $       1,244,660 Avery County Schools…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2020
  • NCAE invites members to donate to the Biden/Harris campaign

    The NC Association of Educators (NCAE) affirms its loyalty to the Democratic Party.
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2020
  • Cooper spends $85.6 million in federal GEER funds

    Congress included the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund in the CARES Act, and North Carolina’s share was $95.6 million.  Gov. Cooper just announced how he’s spending the money, and much of the K-12 spending will be used to hire additional staff. $40 million to the State Board of…
    Terry Stoops, August 12, 2020