Mr. State Superintendent, Ocracoke Needs More Than iPads

This past Monday, Mark Johnson and DPI announced that it was sending 200 iPads to the K-12 school on Ocracoke Island in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Florence.


While it may be easy to use this episode to add comment to the months long saga of Mark Johnson’s love relationship with iPads and how the state ended up with thousands of them, what really is noteworthy is the reception that this gesture is receiving from people who are witnessing firsthand what Ocracoke is trying to overcome.


If only the leader of NCDPI could be half as proactive as the people at the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Hyde County have been in removing obstacles for students and schools in the face of adversity.