Terry Stoops is the Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation.
Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the program assistant for the Child Welfare Education Programs at the University of Pittsburgh. After crossing the Mason-Dixon Line, he taught English at Spotsylvania High School and served as an adjunct instructor in professional communication at the University of Mary Washington. He was a research assistant in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.
Stoops earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Clarion University and a master’s degree in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. He received a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education.
(4.25.13) Setting the Record Straight on School Vouchers
Critics have assembled a collection of myths and misstatements.
(4.16.13) Ignoring The Rules
Regardless of what its members might think, the N.C. State Board of Education does not operate above the law.
(3.07.13) If At First You Don't Succeed, Hide The Evidence
The Obama administration chose an opportune time to release a study that should embarrass backers of the Head Start program.
(2.21.13) If At First You Don’t Succeed, Hide The Evidence
After burying a scathing study of the Head Start early childhood education program's ineffectiveness, the Obama administration plans to push for more early childhood education.
(1.24.13) McCrory Late to the Game on Education Appointments
The new governor has a chance to make a half-dozen appointments this year to the N.C. State Board of Education, enough to ensure his ideas are carried out as proposed.
(12.07.12) Education Cuts: Facts Trump Fiction
In their first year at the helm, Republican legislators increased education spending, made slight reductions in the number of teaching positions, and maintained class sizes in most grades.
(11.29.12) We’re No. 26! We’re No. 26!
The federal government offers enlightening new data about public school graduation rates across the country.
(10.30.12) Free to Choose a School, As Long as the Choices Are the Same
The State Board of Education’s new vision statement relies on a disturbing use of “systems theory.”
(10.05.12) School Choice For Those In ‘The Middle’
Preschoolers and college-age students have more options than those in North Carolina's K-12 system.
(8.30.12) High School Graduates: Quantity Over Quality?
Analysts of all political outlooks should be careful about misreading the factors contributing to an 80 percent graduation rate in North Carolina’s public schools.