Phil? Tim? Mark? Catherine? So, How Would You “Instruct” Teachers On How To Talk About Ukraine?

With the onslaught of bills concerning what is taught in our public schools and the shrill tones that many in Raleigh use when debating classroom curriculum in this election year, no doubt that the events happening in the Ukraine are weighing on the minds of a lot of students. When a school board meeting is … Continue reading Phil? Tim? Mark? Catherine? So, How Would You “Instruct” Teachers On How To Talk About Ukraine?

Word For Word: The NC Script For “Bonds For The Win”

It starts about 44 and 1/2 minutes in to the February 22nd, 2022 WSFCS School Board meeting. A blonde-headed lady approaches the lectern during the open comments section and begins reading. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ENJDQ8y4B7I It's a script from here: And she starts just the way it reads. Violation of Your Oath of Office: You have sworn an … Continue reading Word For Word: The NC Script For “Bonds For The Win”

“Bonds For The Win” Or “Law & Order: School Board Meeting”

To say that last night's school board meeting was rather interesting would be an understatement. In the two years since this pandemic has altered the reality for communities and our schools, no place has seen as much vitriol spewed as the rooms that hold school board meetings. As mask mandates are being lifted and rates … Continue reading “Bonds For The Win” Or “Law & Order: School Board Meeting”

Extending The School Day In WSFCS Will Not Solve Anything

With a looming mask mandate decision on the horizon and vacancies still very high in all sectors of the school system, the decision to start tweaking the bell schedule in WSFCS is ill-timed and neglects the very obstacles that really stand in the way of our schools. On the school system website is an explanation … Continue reading Extending The School Day In WSFCS Will Not Solve Anything

The Hypocrisy of School “Transparency” Bills

From the front page of the Winston-Salem Journal this morning: House Bill 755 was filed last April. DURING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. Senate Bill 700 was also filed last April. DURING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. Post everything that is used and the sourcing of all of these materials? So that people can make judgement without the context … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of School “Transparency” Bills

So, Did Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Watch The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

It was a classic game - no Tom Brady, big plays, lead changes, fourth quarter heroics, and hopefully the best set of commercials you will see in a given year. The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event annually in America as many who do not particulalry follow professional football come to watch the … Continue reading So, Did Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Watch The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

These Past Two Years Have Shown Us That Local School Board Elections Are That Important For Every NC School System

Throughout North Carolina, every local school board is wrestling with not just how to negotiate coming out of the pandemic. They are having to deal with problems fueled by partisan-fueled emotions. They are even having to consider this whole “CRT” discussion and the banning of books. I do not envy anyone having to fulfill the … Continue reading These Past Two Years Have Shown Us That Local School Board Elections Are That Important For Every NC School System

This State Board Of Education Member Is Resigning For Hypocritical Reasons

Todd Chasteen came to the State Board of Education in 2016 having been nominated by then Gov. Pat McCrory. Ironically, the senior education advisor to McCory at the time was current State Superintendent, Catherine Truitt. Maybe that is not ironic. Today, it was reported that Chasteen was resigning from the State Board of Education citing … Continue reading This State Board Of Education Member Is Resigning For Hypocritical Reasons