Stuck in a bill meant to address public education provisions meant to help schools during the pandemic is an interesting paranoid provision.
Its purpose is to allow a “DELAY” in “IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES CHANGES” that were just voted on by the NC State Board of Education.
Actually it’s a slap in the face of the many people who worked on those standards – actual educators.
Interesting that one of the sponsors of that bill is Sen. Deanna Ballard from northwestern NC.
A staunch advocate of “school choice” and charter schools, Ballard actually has commented on issues of race and school choice.
Sen. Ballard represents parts of five counties in northwestern NC: Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes. Those counties house three of the over 170 charter schools in the state. Those charter schools are Bridges Academy in Wilkes County, Milennium Charter Academy in Surry County, and Two Rivers Community School in Watauga County.
And then there was this yesterday:
Financial irregularities seem to be a more pressing matter for the senator – not trying to censor what she may think might be meant in the presentation of curriculum put together by actual social studies content experts.