An explanation of how a smaller piece of the revenue pie is funding public schools because money is being siphoned off to other "initiative" such as: Charter SchoolsVouchersTax Breaks to CorporationsSunshine Fund That Has Billions Go back a couple of decades. And about 57-62% of that budget would be directed toward public education in North … Continue reading North Carolina Is Actually Financing Three State School “Systems” – Another Attack On Public Education
Month: August 2022
Two Days Until LEANDRO Hearing: A Look At Some Numbers
The following numbers come from a post by Clayton Henkel at NC Policy Watch today. K-12 students: 1.4 million — Number of public school students in North Carolina returning to class this week 130,000 — Number attending charter schools 126,000 — Number attending charter schools in 2020-2021 160,528 — Number learning in a homeschooling setting (2021-22 school year) 14,408 — … Continue reading Two Days Until LEANDRO Hearing: A Look At Some Numbers
Supt. Truitt Is The Last Person To Criticize College Debt Forgiveness. Why?
It's funny that our state superintendent post the following tweet in response to President Biden's announcement of college loan forgiveness for many in the nation (and NC). Why? Because it's just highly hypocritical coming from her. Here's the post. That's rich coming from the person who was the initial chancellor of the state's "franchise" of … Continue reading Supt. Truitt Is The Last Person To Criticize College Debt Forgiveness. Why?
The Classroom Library – Getting More Students To Read
If you teach reading or language arts in any capacity in a public school, one of the most dynamic resources you can offer your students is a classroom library. No, not a bookshelf with copies and class sets of school bought books and ancillary materials from past (and now ancient) textbook adoptions. But actual individual … Continue reading The Classroom Library – Getting More Students To Read
What If Teachers Only Worked The Hours They Were Contracted For?
Over a course of ten months, North Carolina public school teachers are officially employed for 215 days. Students in North Carolina typically go to school at least 180 days a school year. Most LEA's define a contracted day of work as being eight hours for a teacher. Imagine what would happen if educators only worked … Continue reading What If Teachers Only Worked The Hours They Were Contracted For?
When NC’s Walking Contradiction Of A Lt. Gov. Actually Proves We Need To Teach As Much Science And Social Studies As Possible (Even In Elementary School)
He's writing a memoir. Not sure what history he thinks he has made in public service. He hasn't completed a single term in office, created polarizing initiatives such as the indoctrination police in public schools, and spent more time on paid speaking engagements than most seasoned politicians. Yet a recent report from WRAL.com about an … Continue reading When NC’s Walking Contradiction Of A Lt. Gov. Actually Proves We Need To Teach As Much Science And Social Studies As Possible (Even In Elementary School)
Local Supplements For Teachers Mean More Than You May Think (& Raleigh Knows That)
The above was a graphic proudly shown on the Sen. Phil Berger-enabled propaganda website www.ncteacherraise.com about three years ago. The link to that site no longer works that well. There were a lot of “spun” numbers and claims on that website which were easily debunked with more context and clarity. But that value amount for the … Continue reading Local Supplements For Teachers Mean More Than You May Think (& Raleigh Knows That)
Graduate Degrees Do Matter & NC Should Restore Graduate Degree Pay
The GOP-led NC legislature’s 2013 decision to end graduate degree pay bumps for new teachers entering the teaching profession was not only misguided, but another wave in the assault on public education that continues here in the Old North State. And the very person who has influenced more policy on public education since 2013, Sen. … Continue reading Graduate Degrees Do Matter & NC Should Restore Graduate Degree Pay
What Our State Super Thinks Of Graduate Degree Pay
What else do you need to know? From this week's PEPSC Budget & Compensation subcommittee where a vote was held about recommending the restoration of graduate degree pay for teachers since 2013 and forward. This is what happens when you are married to a horrible pay proposal and also have a hard time not just … Continue reading What Our State Super Thinks Of Graduate Degree Pay
Just A Reminder That Righteous & Reactionary Anger Is Not The Best Qualification To Run For School Board
In some school systems such as mine, all seats for the school board are up for grabs in this next election. Possibly nine new members could be leading the school system come next calendar year. The field for the WSFCS school board elections before primaries was 28 strong. If you really looked at the platforms … Continue reading Just A Reminder That Righteous & Reactionary Anger Is Not The Best Qualification To Run For School Board