In today's online edition of The News & Observer, T. Keung Hui published a piece focusing on the Red4EdNC movement and its initiative to create a teacher congress in helping advance the momentum of May 16th's teacher rally in Raleigh and keep pressure on the NC General Assembly to fully fund public schools (https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article214446374.html). The … Continue reading When The John Locke Foundation Validates A Collective Voice For Teachers and Red4EdNC
Dr. Terry Stoops
North Carolina Teacher Pay is Still 39th And Why The Cost Of Living Adjustment Argument is Erroneous
John Hood of the John Locke Foundation tweeted the following yesterday in response to the NEA's recent report on teacher pay that had North Carolina still well below the national average. Interestingly, he tagged it to #nced and referred all readers to a recent post by his colleague Dr. Terry Stoops, the Vice President for … Continue reading North Carolina Teacher Pay is Still 39th And Why The Cost Of Living Adjustment Argument is Erroneous
A Pathetic Rebuttal – The John Locke Foundation’s Weak Attempt to Discredit the Quality Counts Education Report
In the days since Education Week released its yearly report, “Quality Counts 2018: Grading the States,” people at the John Locke Foundation have gone out of their way to debunk the report’s findings. This year, NC was ranked 40th down two spots from last year and down 21 spots since it peaked at 19th in … Continue reading A Pathetic Rebuttal – The John Locke Foundation’s Weak Attempt to Discredit the Quality Counts Education Report
Thank You North Carolina General Assembly! We Are Now Ranked 40th!
This past week, Education Week released its "Quality Counts Report" for 2018. It is a yearly report that ranks each state (and D.C.) with a report card that measures a variety of variables. As reported by T. Keung Hui of the News & Observer: Issues with school funding and student achievement dropped North Carolina to … Continue reading Thank You North Carolina General Assembly! We Are Now Ranked 40th!
About That John Hood Op-ed on Teacher Pay and “Reasoned Debate”
As the president of the John William Pope foundation and chairman of the board at the libertarian think tank John Locke Foundation, John Hood serves more as a mouthpiece that represents a political ideology which obeys the policies of the American Legislative Exchange Council more than it considers the average North Carolinian. On issues such … Continue reading About That John Hood Op-ed on Teacher Pay and “Reasoned Debate”
The Misguided Narrative Over Differentiated Teacher Pay In North Carolina
“This idea that the school is a harmonious community and that teachers aren’t competing with one another is patently false. Teachers are constantly competing with one another. They want to outdo each other. They want to be a better teacher than the teacher down the hall. That doesn’t mean they’re not going to collaborate.” – … Continue reading The Misguided Narrative Over Differentiated Teacher Pay In North Carolina
Passing Off Politicized Propaganda as Pseudo-Academic Research – UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation
There are those who cherry-pick data points. Then there are those who cherry-pick the pits of cherry-picked data points and present that one small factoid as representative of the whole situation, and to do so willingly is nothing more than passing off politicized propaganda as pseudo-academic research. Consider Dr. Terry Stoops’s latest attempt to marry … Continue reading Passing Off Politicized Propaganda as Pseudo-Academic Research – UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation
UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation, Part 5 -It Isn’t About Just Funding Schools Dr. Stoops. It’s About FULLY Funding Schools.
The latest op-ed by Dr. Terry Stoops for EdNC.org’s website (“Debates about funding miss the point”) is another glowing example of glittering generalities that seem to define the talking points of the John Locke Foundation concerning public education in North Carolina. At least they are consistent. It is interesting to see the number of shares … Continue reading UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation, Part 5 -It Isn’t About Just Funding Schools Dr. Stoops. It’s About FULLY Funding Schools.
UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation – Dr. Terry Stoops and Charter Schools
This open letter is written to Dr. Terry Stoops, the Director of Research and Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, particularly in reference to his March 3, 2016 perspective in EdNC.org entitled “Charter schools are here to stay, so deal with it.” Dr, Stoops, Again, public education is a focal issue in … Continue reading UnLOCKEing the John Locke Foundation – Dr. Terry Stoops and Charter Schools