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    The Case for House Bill 324

    North Carolinians worry about the increased politicization of public school classrooms.  According to the June 2021 Civitas Poll: 65% of survey participants believe that classroom instruction in K-12 schools has become more political over the last five years 72.5% of parents or guardians of current K-12 students observed…
    Terry Stoops, August 2, 2021
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    Critical Race Theory in North Carolina Schools

    This is a fascinating Facebook post for two reasons.  First, it is a good example of the way that teachers obtain instructional materials. There is no stockpile of common, standards-aligned resources for teachers to access. Instead, many search the internet for materials, activities, and assessments that they find appealing. While…
    Terry Stoops, July 27, 2021
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    An academic transparency requirement for public schools is long overdue

    This week, Reps. Hugh Blackwell, John Torbett, Jon Hardister, and Jeffrey Elmore filed House Bill 755: Academic Transparency.  The bill would require teachers to post instructional materials used during the school year on a school website by July 1 of each year. Why is this measure necessary?  In my…
    Terry Stoops, April 30, 2021
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    Biden administration priorities: Promote critical race theory in social studies education

    The Department of Education recently proposed priorities for American history and civics instruction that are inspired by critical race theory (CRT). President of the National Association of Scholars Peter Wood and Project Director of Civics Alliance David Randall submitted a joint public comment opposing this rule.  Here is the…
    Terry Stoops, April 29, 2021
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    VP of Durham Association of Educators promotes radical Zinn Education Project

    Turquoise LeJeune Parker is the vice president of the Durham Association of Educators, a hyper-left-wing chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). If you haven’t heard of the Zinn Education Project, Michelle Malkin’s 2009 essay is a good place to start.
    Terry Stoops, March 8, 2021
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    Should we make meditation part of the curriculum?

    No, thank you.  Then again, at least meditation does not fill the minds of children with nonsense.
    Terry Stoops, December 16, 2020
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    No, Republicans aren’t trying to “dismantle and warp the social studies curriculum”

    Kim Mackey, a social studies teacher in Wake County, wants you to believe that the Republicans are trying to “dismantle and warp the social studies curriculum.” Mackey leaves a lot of inconvenient context out of her op-ed, including the fact that legislative changes to social studies were passed by…
    Terry Stoops, October 14, 2020
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    Wake County middle school shows video promoting looting and violence

    From Wake County school board candidate Steve Bergstrom: A profanity-laced video encouraging the looting and violence in America as a means of protest, was shown to a Wake County 8th grade class at Moore Square Middle last week during a Civics class. In this YouTube video, an activist…
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2020