It was disturbing to read a recent column in my hometown newspaper, the Winston-Salem Journal, about a teacher who alerted the school board of her positive test that neither issued a statement to other teachers in the school or asked for any contact tracing. She alerted them herself on her own volition. In fact, the … Continue reading Local School Boards Should Alert All Teachers In Schools Where Positive Cases Occur
Month: October 2020
That Was Absolutely The Most Dysfunctional School Board Meeting Ever Witnessed
We need strong leadership in our public school systems especially when it pertains to local school boards. When it is not there, things suffer: schools, students, teachers, communities, parents, etc. Even when people are not in total agreement and people have rather strong debates on heavy issues, strong leadership from a group of elected officials … Continue reading That Was Absolutely The Most Dysfunctional School Board Meeting Ever Witnessed
Sen. Berger, Isn’t This Your District?
Remember that press confernece in Raleigh where Phil Berger, Dan Forest, and Catherine Truitt all made a baseless overture for opening schools? The News & Observer opened its report with this: North Carolina Republican leaders, joined by a group of parents, demanded Wednesday that families be given an option for full-time, in-person instruction at schools. Few, if … Continue reading Sen. Berger, Isn’t This Your District?
Run, Forest! Run… Far Away. Why Forrest Gump Would Never Vote For Dan Forest
On my way to and from the public school where I teach, I see collections of campaign signs grouped together at certain interchanges that cleverly repeat a line made famous by the Oscar Award winning film Forrest Gump – “Run, Forrest! Run!” Take away an “r” and you have a clever campaign slogan. But it is not … Continue reading Run, Forest! Run… Far Away. Why Forrest Gump Would Never Vote For Dan Forest
Remember These 12 Glaring Data Exhibits From The Leandro Report This Election
It’s hard to look at how this state could have sat on a large manufactured state surplus and extended more corporate tax cuts while conditions in the public schools exist to the level explained clearly in the Leandro Report. Again, it is important to look at the entire report – Sound Basic Education for All – … Continue reading Remember These 12 Glaring Data Exhibits From The Leandro Report This Election
A Last Max Donation From A Privatizer For Catherine Truitt
This man gave the maximum to the campaign of Catherine Truitt. From his bio on the John Locke Foundation website: Last minute maximum contributions get reported separately. Charter schools and private schools. They want Truitt to run public schools? Of course they do. Oh, and he wrote this:
Clean The “Privatization Petri Dish” That North Carolina Has Become. Vote Pro-Public Education.
Long before Mark Johnson was elected state superintendent, people like Phil Berger and those he controlled began to institute “reforms” into public education without fear of reprisal. Those reforms turned a once progressive state system of public education into one of regression. Eliminating longevity pay, taking away graduate degree pay and career status from newer … Continue reading Clean The “Privatization Petri Dish” That North Carolina Has Become. Vote Pro-Public Education.
Remembering That Letter From the State Treasurer to Teachers About Insurance Costs? So, Would He Send It Now?
“Did You Know? During 2017, the state spent $3.3 billion on medical and pharmacy benefits. At the same time, costs have increased 5 to 10 percent while funding for the Plan only saw a 4 percent increase. In addition, the state has a $34 billion unfunded liability for retiree health care. This liability is a … Continue reading Remembering That Letter From the State Treasurer to Teachers About Insurance Costs? So, Would He Send It Now?
One Candidate For State Superintendent Cited Her “Direct Experience.” Might Want To Look At That.
“Of the two of us, I’m the only one who actually has direct experience working with the governor’s office and the State Board of Education and local superintendents.”-CATHERINE TRUITT, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATE FORUM On September 10th in a socially distanced manner, both Catherine Truitt and Jen Mangrum participated in an open … Continue reading One Candidate For State Superintendent Cited Her “Direct Experience.” Might Want To Look At That.
A Video Every Teacher & School Board Member Should View And…
... then really consider the absolute truth this man is communicating and the hypocrisy he is exposing. From Henrico County in Virginia. Here is the link.