A Little Soma Made in 1984 Cooked At F451 Degrees For You? Why Every Teacher Should Be Insulted By State Superintendent Truitt’s Words

“Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change."- Fahrenheit 451 "A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in … Continue reading A Little Soma Made in 1984 Cooked At F451 Degrees For You? Why Every Teacher Should Be Insulted By State Superintendent Truitt’s Words

27 Attacks On North Carolina Public Education

In the last decade, North Carolina's public school system has been surgically weakened by our state government. Here are a few of the actions taken. 1. Teacher Pay Kept Well Below National Average 2. Removal of Due-Process Rights  3. Graduate Degree Pay Bumps Removed  4. Retiree Health Benefits Removed For New Teachers 5. Push for Merit … Continue reading 27 Attacks On North Carolina Public Education

17 Billion Uninvested & He Wants To Raise The Retirement Age?

Imagine if the key goal on your performance report at work was this: “try hard.” Yes, you read that right. Not accomplish anything in particular, just try. It seems outlandish, doesn’t it? Yet this is the standard for Dale Folwell, the State Treasurer - and a former Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board Member. Folwell invests the … Continue reading 17 Billion Uninvested & He Wants To Raise The Retirement Age?

The Top 10 Educational Issues From 2021 That Need Our Attention in 2022

Like every other year, 2021 has been a rather contentious, perplexing, and frustrating year for public school advocates. There is simply a lot working against us. However, that only means that we keep fighting for public schools. As the new year arrives, it might be worthwhile to review the top ten public education issues that surround … Continue reading The Top 10 Educational Issues From 2021 That Need Our Attention in 2022

What Betty White Could Teach This NCGA About Veteran Teachers

When Betty White passed this past week, the tributes that poured out through all avenues of social media were overwhelmingly heartfelt messages of the delight she brought to people over a career that spanned decades. Many praised White for her tireless ability to make others smile. Many were in awe of her longevity. I was … Continue reading What Betty White Could Teach This NCGA About Veteran Teachers