Beginning this month, a “Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform” is meeting in Raleigh to start “investigating” how to “best” fund public schools with state money. And they are now looking at possibly eliminating the salary schedule for public school teachers and what might be another disastrous, planned “reform.” As Billy Ball reported … Continue reading About the NC Gerrymandered Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform
It is the first day of “summer vacation” and at this time of year I am reminded of the iconic response to a teacher’s letter back in 2014 by one Sen. David Curtis. It’s worth rereading for me at least because Sen. Davis Curtis’s response to Sarah Wiles literally started my foray into public school … Continue reading School is Never Really Over – Thinking of Sen. David Curtis and “Summer Vacations”
Dear Mr. Machado, As the Director for the State Office of Charter Schools in North Carolina, your words concerning the annual charter schools report just recently made to the State Board of Education prove not just interesting, but rather selective and uninformed and display an attitude to make sure that charter schools in North Carolina … Continue reading Open Letter to Dave Machado, Charter School Chief for the State of North Carolina Concerning His Words About the Annual Charter Schools Report
Alex Granados of EdNC.org did a nice job of reporting on the Senate press conference on teacher pay proposal on May 26th (https://www.ednc.org/2016/05/26/senate-unveils-teacher-salary-pay-plan/). If you go to the actual story on EdNC’s website, there is a video of the press conference. In it you will see who is present. Of course, Sen. Phil Berger … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Syllables – Senate Budget Press Conference on Teacher Pay
Many of you remember from 2014 a letter that Sen. David Curtis wrote to a young teacher that admonished her for even asking politicians to help public education. I wrote him back. You can revisit that exchange here if you would like - https://dianeravitch.net/2014/05/20/a-teacher-in-north-carolina/. He's back. Better than ever. So... I wrote him again. As pen … Continue reading He’s Back! Open Letter to Sen. David Curtis – Why do you not support public schools?