If you teach long enough in the public schools, you will be fortunate enough to come across some great individuals who coach sports teams all the while teaching these very athletes lessons of life and success even in the wake of defeat. When winning seems to be the only criteria by which many measure the … Continue reading Let Us Praise Great Coaches Again – Thinking of Coach Lambros and the North Davidson Community
Month: September 2017
Not Saying Much With a Lot of Words – The Disappointing Interview With State Superintendent Mark Johnson
In what might be a first in the nine months that he has been in office, North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson gave an interview that was accessible to the average North Carolinian. In “‘Fighting the status quo’: Inside the combative world of NC’s new public schools chief,” Johnson offers some explanation of his vision … Continue reading Not Saying Much With a Lot of Words – The Disappointing Interview With State Superintendent Mark Johnson
A Prayer For Coach Mike Lambros
News tonight that Coach Mike Lambros had entered hospice care as he continues his battle with cancer struck this West Forsyth Titan softball fan with a myriad of feelings for a man I had seen coach on numerous occasions and had met one time. Coach Lambros has been at the helm of one of the … Continue reading A Prayer For Coach Mike Lambros
It’s Banned Books Week – Ray Bradbury Would Want You to Read One
Below is a list of the most challenged books of the first decade of the 21st century. From the American Library Association (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009). Have you read any of these? 1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling 2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier 4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell 5. Of Mice … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Week – Ray Bradbury Would Want You to Read One
So, “How does North Carolina rank on a list of best and worst states for teachers?” – Take a Guess.
Today we learned that North Carolina is 45th on WalletHub’s ranking of 2017 Best and Worst States for Teachers. According to T. Keung Hui’s report today in the News & Record. North Carolina was 45th on WalletHub’s ranking of 2017 Best and Worst States for Teachers, finishing as the seventh-worst state on a list that … Continue reading So, “How does North Carolina rank on a list of best and worst states for teachers?” – Take a Guess.
Every Principal in NC Has The Right to Speak Out Against This New Principal Pay Plan – It’s “Political Crap”
“Legislation is not an exact science. We do things that we think will help solve an issue.” – Craig Horn in EdNC.org on Sept. 21, 2017. Rep. Craig Horn’s quote was in response to what he called “overblown fears” concerning the new principal pay plan newly implemented this school year (https://www.ednc.org/2017/09/21/principal-pay-situation/). However, considering what this … Continue reading Every Principal in NC Has The Right to Speak Out Against This New Principal Pay Plan – It’s “Political Crap”
Titans Won for the Fifth Time! And so did the Items of The Week! For Sept. 16th – 23rd
Stephen Curry NFL “Dotard” Trump, “S.O.B.,” and “Bum” Puerto Rico Aaron Hernandez John McCain “Rocket Man” Graham-Cassidy Georgia Tech protest
Open Letter to BEST NC About Their Principal Pay Plan (and Their Shallow Response to the Push-back).
Dear. Mrs. Berg and BESTNC, Today I read your reactionary response on EdNC.org concerning BESTNC’s explanation of the new principal pay plan that has received some much well-deserved criticism. It was nice to finally see BEST NC take responsibility for this absolutely detrimental policy. Without taking the time to mince words, I want to thank … Continue reading Open Letter to BEST NC About Their Principal Pay Plan (and Their Shallow Response to the Push-back).
Why BEST NC is Not “Best” for NC
A recent WRAL / Capitol Broadcasting Company opinion piece that appeared on Sept. 19th on WRAL.com attested that the inflated rhetoric surrounding the North Carolina General Assembly’s so-called support of public education was nothing more than partisan hot air. “Editorial: N.C. school budget's defects emerge as students settle in” highlights two specifically glaring shortcomings to … Continue reading Why BEST NC is Not “Best” for NC
About That New Horrible Principal Pay Plan? Ask BEST NC. They Seem to Love It.
This past February, Michelle Rhee came to North Carolina for a “closed-door” meeting (February 7th)) with lawmakers in a visit that did not sit well with public school advocates. In fact, this meeting was brokered by an educational lobbying body of business leaders called BEST NC. This meeting with Rhee was passed off as a … Continue reading About That New Horrible Principal Pay Plan? Ask BEST NC. They Seem to Love It.