An interesting exchange apparently occurred today in the State Board of Education meeting between state board members and state superintendent Mark Johnson concerning the gifting of 100 iPads to a high school teacher in Greenville.
He said that the “teacher reached out to him & that others can too.”
Mr. Johnson, teachers have reached out.
In fact, teachers have come to him to explain what they actually really need for their schools and classrooms.
But did Johnson listen to them? Or even have the guts to meet with them?
Keep the iPads. I want another state superintendent.
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I am infuriated that his acts like his fiscal responsibility is to be credited. His “fiscal responsibilty” is simply keeping the DPI extremely understaffed. Key roles that directly provide important support for teachers, schools, and districts are sitting vacant for months. Teachers wait on hold for an hour with licensure questions and wait months for paperwork to be processed (often stuck at reduced pay until it is). Right now both the positions tha support all visual and performing arts standards are empty. There are key vacancies in the team that supports powerschool/homebase. His cronies all have useless figurehead jobs, but the jobs that actually support education in NC sit empty. Ths ris not fiscally responsible.
I agree, we definitely need a new superintendent! There are a lot of great candidates in this race! I’m backing Michael Maher and I’m really excited to see what he can do for public education in NC!
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