education rankings

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    Clickbait website: N.C. is 28th best state for teachers

    Classic clickbait website Wallethub released their “2019’s Best & Worst States for Teachers” ranking.  (Click here if you must see it for yourself.) Among states in the southeast, North Carolina outranks Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana.  Interestingly, Kentucky is the top state in the region, followed…
    Terry Stoops, September 23, 2019
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    Ned Barnett Shout-Out

    I have never met Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor of the News & Observer.  But he shows me a little love in an op-ed published today: Terry Stoops, vice president of research for the right-leaning John Locke Foundation, is the reliable defender of the Republicans’ educational malpractice. On…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
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    NC ranks 12th in quality and 6th in efficiency in new education ranking

    In Reason magazine’s “Everything You Know About State Education Rankings Is Wrong,” Stan Liebowitz and Matthew L. Kelly rethink the ranking of state education systems.  They write, To better capture the real state of play, we recently conducted a detailed investigation of state education rankings. We built a new set of rankings…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2018
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    Fixing the Currently Biased State K-12 Education Rankings

    Fixing the Currently Biased State K-12 Education Rankings by Stan J. Liebowitz and Matthew L. Kelly of the University of Texas at Dallas is your “must-read” study of the day. Liebowitz and Kelly find that rankings produced by U.S. News & World Report and Education Week are unreliable and…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018
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    U.S. News: N.C. has 16th best education system in the nation

    U.S. News published the 2018 Best States Rankings this week.  McKinsey & Company used over 75 metrics and thousands of data points to create the annual ranking of states.  Congratulations to Iowa for hitting the top spot.  North Carolina was ranked 23rd overall. The education ranking metrics included higher…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2018
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    WalletHub “research” says NC is 31st most educated state

    The clickbait experts at WalletHub are out with a ranking of education attainment.  The 2018 Most & Least Educated States in America (don’t click on the link) is out! North Carolina was 31st on the list, ahead of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In the…
    Terry Stoops, January 23, 2018
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    N.C. is the 21st best state for education

    According to the latest ranking by McKinsey & Company and U.S. News & World Report, North Carolina is the 21st best state for education.  North Carolina is 12th best for its institutions of higher education and has the 34th best system of pre-K – 12 schools.  Virginia (#10) is…
    Terry Stoops, June 8, 2017