She tweeted it as an affirmation of her narrative. When pushback occurred on that tweet due to some questions about the veracity of how that info in the study was gathered and reported, then she answered with this: Ironically, the issue is not with just the Duke Study, but with the fact that Catherine Truitt … Continue reading About Our New State Superintendent’s Recent Tweet About “The Duke Study”
Month: January 2021
Character Cannot Be Measured By An EOC Test
There exists no EOC or standardized test that can measure what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks about in the above quote.
NC Should Listen To What’s Happening In Europe Concerning Schools and COVID-19
Yesterday, this was tweeted out by the NC State Superintendent. Of course, the data collection was done between August and October when most school systems were not totally face-to-face and the community spread was nowhere what it is today. Today, this was in the Wall Street Journal: BERLIN—As U.S. authorities debate whether to keep schools … Continue reading NC Should Listen To What’s Happening In Europe Concerning Schools and COVID-19
The NCGA IS Back In Session. Here’s 10 Issues They Could Address.
1. COVID-19 & REOPENING PLANS Simply put,educators need to have a bigger voice on reopening plans. Here are the latest numbers of cases from the NCDHHS site. There are 117 LEAs in NC. Add to that, the needs of elementary schools may differ from middle schools and high schools as far as reopening is concerned. There … Continue reading The NCGA IS Back In Session. Here’s 10 Issues They Could Address.
Go Ahead And Eliminate School Performance Grades; They Only Map Poverty, Health Care Access, And Food Deserts – Not School Effectiveness
Below is a map provided by EdNC.org that plots the most recent school performance grades across North Carolina before the pandemic started. Next is a map of the economic well-being of each NC county as reported be the North Carolina Department of Commerce in 2019. The LIGHTER the shade of blue, the more economic “distress.” This is how … Continue reading Go Ahead And Eliminate School Performance Grades; They Only Map Poverty, Health Care Access, And Food Deserts – Not School Effectiveness
Dear NC Lawmaker, Explain How This Salary Schedule Creates An All-Time High Average Teacher Salary
This is the salary schedule that was in effect for teachers this past school year (2019-2020). Remember that teachers who entered the profession after 2014 no longer receive graduate degree pay increases (unless they were grandfathered in by actually being in a graduate program in 2014). Those same newer teachers will not get due-process rights … Continue reading Dear NC Lawmaker, Explain How This Salary Schedule Creates An All-Time High Average Teacher Salary
“Yes, It Has Been This Teacher’s Dream To Close Down School Buildings!” Said No Teacher Ever
“No doubt about it. Closing school buildings is exactly what I wanted for schools, students, teachers, and communities. After years of being in the classroom, I finally have achieved the very goal I have had since I came into the profession: getting to teach students while not having to actually be with them. I never … Continue reading “Yes, It Has Been This Teacher’s Dream To Close Down School Buildings!” Said No Teacher Ever
Walking Hypothermia Or Bad Protocols? About School Temperature Checks
This morning as I went through protocols for entering my school to work, I filled out the required questionnaire and took the mandatory temperature check. Got the "All Clear" and proceeded to my classroom. However, it dawned on me that of the nearly 100 times that I have had my temperature checked at school (I … Continue reading Walking Hypothermia Or Bad Protocols? About School Temperature Checks
Remember, Schools Are That Damn Safe From COVID-19 Because Important People Have Said So
As all teachers returned to classrooms this week in my school system, I was reminded of the words spoken by Dr. Christopher Ohl about school reopenings on Nov. 19th. “People protesting the reopening of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are showing a lack of understanding about science, according to Dr. Christopher Ohl, an infectious disease expert with Wake Forest … Continue reading Remember, Schools Are That Damn Safe From COVID-19 Because Important People Have Said So
What Might Present Students Remember About This Time Later In Their Lives
Imagine being a student at this very juncture: a pandemic, a contentious election, and turbulent time of change. What will you remember most if looking back at this time ten years from now? 15 years? 25? 40? I would remember that we were sent back to school buildings when the spread of the coronavirus was … Continue reading What Might Present Students Remember About This Time Later In Their Lives