Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 9)

  • Suburbs have another reason to hate CMS

    On Tuesday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CMS) school board passed the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018.”  It is a stunningly brazen document.  As Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer explains, What the board did was pass the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018,” a measure that would effectively block future…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2018
  • NPR: Two-thirds of reported school shooting incidents never happened

    Kudos to NPR for doing some old-fashioned investigative journalism.  NPR reporter Anya Kamenetz writes, This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” The number is far higher than most other estimates.
    Terry Stoops, August 28, 2018
  • Get the facts about teacher shortages

    The 2018-19 school year is underway!  And, in recent years, stories about teacher shortages, long-term substitutes, and other staffing issues have become a staple of back-to-school reporting. The National Council on Teacher Quality lays out the facts about the issue. Only half the people who graduate from teacher…
    Terry Stoops, August 27, 2018
  • Columbus County commissioners approve bailout of public schools

    WECT reports that Columbus County commissioners approved a plan to give Columbus County Schools $500,000 to relieve some of the district’s debt burden.  Whiteville City Schools will receive $200,000 due to a state law that requires city districts to receive comparable per-student funding to county systems. In April, WECT…
    Terry Stoops, August 24, 2018
  • Red4EdNC plans airing of grievances

    Here is a follow-up to my previous blog post about Red4EdNC’s advocacy events.  Despite what the Red4EdNC folks claim in their press release, 87 percent of North Carolina teachers agree or strongly agree that their school “is a good place to work and learn.” NEWS…
    Terry Stoops, August 23, 2018
  • Red4EdNC to hold event at Wake County public school

    Tomorrow, members of Red4EdNC will hold a Teacher Town Hall/Press Conference at Leesville Road High School.  Red4EdNC leader Angela Scioli teaches social studies at Leesville Road. According to the group’s FAQs: Our strategy provides a way to take effective action, quietly. Most of the essential phases…
    Terry Stoops, August 23, 2018
  • Will Republicans get credit for education school enrollment spike?

    The NC State College of Education released the following statement: The NC State College of Education will begin the 2018-19 academic year Wednesday, Aug. 22, with an expected 500 new undergraduate and graduate students — the college’s largest group of incoming students in over eight years. The new students…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2018
  • Go get that degree in Community, Liberation, and Ecopsychology!

    Pacifica Graduate Institute for the win!      …
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2018