The Children's Law Clinic At Duke University's Law School just issued its latest report on the voucher program of North Carolina called the Opportunity Grants. And while it shows that more students are using them for secular private schools, the majority of the vouchers are going to religiously affiliated schools. In fact, since they were … Continue reading North Carolina’s Opportunity Grants – STILL The Least Transparent Voucher System In The Nation
Month: May 2020
The Anemic & Reactionary School Re-Opening Plan Of NC
EdNC.org published a post yesterday entitled "Expecting school to reopen like normal next year? Don’t." And there were two rather disturbing aspects about what was reported concerning the State Superintendent's plan to address the reopening of public schools this next school year. First, Johnson was quoted as communicating to members of the COVID-19 taskforce, “I … Continue reading The Anemic & Reactionary School Re-Opening Plan Of NC
The Average NC Teacher Salary is $54,682. Here’s Why That Polished Turd Is Grossly Misleading.
From the libertarian think tank John Locke Foundation today, "According to DPI budget analysts, North Carolina’s average teacher salary reached $54,682 this year. The 2019-20 average was an increase of $742 or 1.4% compared to the previous school year. DPI declares that North Carolina’s average teacher compensation ranks second only to Georgia in the Southeast. … Continue reading The Average NC Teacher Salary is $54,682. Here’s Why That Polished Turd Is Grossly Misleading.
The Worst Commencement Speech of 2020 – It’s From a National Lawmaker
Just watch the video below. And, no. It's not satire. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska is not capable of satire. Sums up a lot of what we as teachers and students have to work against.
May 17, 1954 – Brown Vs. Board of Education
Brown vs. Board of Education. The decision on this landmark case was delivered 66 years ago yesterday. Below is the "Syllabus" of the court's decision which was unanimous. Syllabus Segregation of white and Negro children in the public schools of a State solely on the basis of race, pursuant to state laws permitting or requiring … Continue reading May 17, 1954 – Brown Vs. Board of Education
The Best “Technology” In Education Is Still The Well-Resourced Teacher
So much has been written and posted in education news outlets concerning the use of technology in North Carolina over the years. Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest has touted that every classroom in North Carolina is now hooked up to high speed broadband. (Makes one wonder if he supports doing that for every household in NC). … Continue reading The Best “Technology” In Education Is Still The Well-Resourced Teacher
May 16, 2018 Was Two Years Ago. So, What Are We Still Willing To Do?
May 16, 2018. Much of what was at the center of that march is still relevant now. AND MORE! No doubt that there are still some lawmakers who wish to forget what happened and let time work some magic in the memories of public school teachers and advocates. But that was twp years ago. And … Continue reading May 16, 2018 Was Two Years Ago. So, What Are We Still Willing To Do?
The NCGA – Where Shrubs & License Plates Mean More Than Helping Public Education
The following tweets show various bills that were filed to help improve conditions for public education. These come from Keung Hui, the education reporter for the News & Observer in Raleigh. Please notice a common theme. No GOP sponsors. There's a bill to restore Masters Pay for new teachers. There's a bill to postpone the … Continue reading The NCGA – Where Shrubs & License Plates Mean More Than Helping Public Education
Come August, Trump Might Hear Teachers Speaking Very Loudly
"It's just -- to me it's not an acceptable answer, especially when it comes to schools." That's what Donald Trump said in response to Dr. Fauci's comments about not reopening schools without more answers to existing questions about COVID-19. You can listen to Trump's "logic" and his "expertise" on the science of infectious diseases … Continue reading Come August, Trump Might Hear Teachers Speaking Very Loudly
Not Billionaires, Private Interests, Or ALEC-Aligned Stooges – Teachers Need To Be At The Heart Of What Happens To Public Schools This Fall
About a year ago, my wife gifted me with a red t-shirt she purchased from The Bitter Southerner. This one to be precise. I am wearing it today since it is Wednesday and thinking a lot about how the landscape of public education has changed and might still be altered after this pandemic. I am … Continue reading Not Billionaires, Private Interests, Or ALEC-Aligned Stooges – Teachers Need To Be At The Heart Of What Happens To Public Schools This Fall