To state it simply, the website http://www.standwithmccrory.com might be the single funniest petition that I have ever laid eyes upon. And at the same time, it might be the saddest attempt to alleviate the valid criticism laid upon those who passed this discriminatory law. First, the humor. I do not know what is more hilarious, … Continue reading Berger’s petition for McCrory is the funniest petition ever. And the saddest.
This letter was constructed this past November, but I never shared with any blog, news organization, or other media. But I did send it to Sen. Berger on behalf of my red-headed little man. The talk of teacher assistants being slashed from budgets is still being bantered about and with the long session of the NC … Continue reading Open Letter from my son Malcolm to Sen. Berger – Teacher Assistants are vital
Dear Sen. Apodaca, Last week I wrote an open letter to both Rep. Tim Moore and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest on their active roles in convening a special session of the General Assembly to craft, push, and pass the most prejudiced piece of legislation in recent memory. I noted that it was sadistically ironic that … Continue reading Open Letter to Sen. Tom Apodaca concerning HB2 – You Brought it all Upon Yourself
On March 30th, 2016, Rep. Bryan will hold another committee meeting concerning his championing of an ASD pilot in the state. Most of this planning was done secretly and then was presented in a fashion that smelled of back-door politics. In reference to that, I wrote Rep. Bryan an open letter that was reprinted graciously … Continue reading From the Vault – An Open Letter to Rep. Rob Bryan concerning his Surreptitious Achievement School District Plan
Dear Ms. Truitt, I read with great interest and frustration your op-ed that appeared on March 25, 2016 on EdNC.org (“The truth on education spending”) . While you state that you have been a senior education advisor for Gov. McCrory a “short time,” the arguments that you make to boost Gov. McCrory’s reputation as an … Continue reading Open Letter to Catherine Truitt, senior advisor on education to Gov. Pat McCrory concerning her op-ed on March 25th on EdNC.org.
To say that public education in North Carolina will be a focal point in this year’s state elections is an understatement. Consider that when the NC General Assembly reconvenes, there will be many who seek to advance privatization of the public schools and present legislation to further weaken public schools. Rep. Rob Bryan has pushed … Continue reading Amorphous Terms – How something undefined defines North Carolina public education
Dear Rep. Moore and Lt. Gov. Forest, The special legislative session convening on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 is a perfect example of one of the many lessons that I am asked to teach my students each and every year as a public high school English teacher. That lesson is in the use of irony. The … Continue reading A Pot to Piss in – Open Letter to Rep. Tim Moore and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest