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    NC Universities Employ Dozens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Staff

    “Diversity University: DEI Bloat in the Academy” is a new report by Heritage Foundation research fellow Jay Greene and University of Arkansas doctoral student James Paul that examines the number of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) staff employed by 65 Power Five universities. While North…
    Terry Stoops, July 27, 2021
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    The real goal of diversity?

    Did you know objectivity is a form of white supremacy culture? Well, now you do. That’s one of the nuggets that participants can expect when they attend seminars put on by Equity Leaders.  The Daily Wire recently reported on one superintendent who attended a session where participants…
    Bob Luebke, February 18, 2021
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    PED report on teacher diversity misses the mark

    The Program Evaluation Division (PED) of the NC General Assembly just published “Lack of a Dedicated State-Level Effort Challenges North Carolina’s Capacity to Increase Teacher Diversity,” a report detailing the state’s minimal progress in increasing the diversity of the teacher workforce. Surprisingly, the report does not differentiate between charter…
    Terry Stoops, November 10, 2020
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    Teacher responses to “diversity inventory” assignment are appalling

    Yesterday, I mentioned the controversy over a “diversity inventory” assignment given to 10th graders at Heritage High School in Wake County. Today, I am reading through some Facebook responses from public school teachers.  While most teachers do not appear to object to the “diversity inventory” itself, many objected to…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2019
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    Teacher diversity and charter schools

    In “Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?” New York Times reporter Claire Cain Miller writes, As students have returned to school, they have been greeted by teachers who, more likely than not, are white women. That means many students will be continuing to…
    Terry Stoops, September 13, 2018
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    Busing: Revived in CMS? Frozen in Wake?

    Fascinating. Democratic candidates for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CMS) Board of Education have called for a return to busing. Democratic school board members in Wake County have refused to increase the district’s limited busing efforts. Is this a difference between campaigning and governing or a broader lack of consensus among…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2015
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    Huffpost: “Most American Teachers Don’t Look Like Their Students”

    I hope no teachers look like their students.  That would be creepy – like an Orphan Black sort of thing. Of course the Huffpost article addresses differences in the racial and ethnic composition of the teacher workforce compared to the students they teach.  According to the article, But…
    Terry Stoops, September 5, 2014
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    Charter and district school students by ethnicity

    Recent debates about proposed charter schools in Durham and Orange counties have many wondering how the racial and ethnic makeup of charter schools compares to district schools.  Thanks to the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), we have part of the answer.  This week, the NC DPI released…
    Terry Stoops, March 8, 2012