About That ReOrg at DPI And What The Hell Is a Deputy Superintendent of Innovation?

As reported yesterday by many outlets, Mark Johnson announced a reorganization at the Department of Public Instruction, one of the many results of a recent court case that took over a year to settle and an audit that cost over a million dollars which said that DPI was underfunded. Alex Granados of EdNC.org published the … Continue reading About That ReOrg at DPI And What The Hell Is a Deputy Superintendent of Innovation?

I Will Never Carry a Gun in School But Will “Ready” Myself With Voter Registration

I will never carry a gun in school as a teacher. If I am asked to do so, I will refuse. If I am required to do so, I will not be teaching any longer. That does not mean I would not in any way shape or form try and defend a student from harm. … Continue reading I Will Never Carry a Gun in School But Will “Ready” Myself With Voter Registration

HB90 Shows That NC’s Public School Children Are Political Pawns

News today that a "fix" for the class size mandate was "agreed" upon by both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly should seem like a welcome outcome. On the surface, it is a victory for parents, advocates, and schools in that the mandate will be pushed back for a while and some extra funding … Continue reading HB90 Shows That NC’s Public School Children Are Political Pawns

About the NC Gerrymandered Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform

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

North Carolina’s Continued Passive Aggressive War on Public Education

Rep. Tim Moore’s recent missive in EdNC.org (“Education reforms for North Carolina’s future”) begins with one of the more sweeping fallacies made by many in Raleigh who champion the crippling policies surrounding public education. He starts, “The North Carolina General Assembly is implementing meaningful public school reforms that are popular with parents and students because … Continue reading North Carolina’s Continued Passive Aggressive War on Public Education

Rep. Tim Moore’s EPIC FAIL – A Response to Words on NCGA’s “Reforms”

Dear Rep. Moore, I read with great frustration and yet great amusement your op-ed that appeared on November 9, 2017 on EdNC.org (“Education reforms for North Carolina’s future”). You begin your farce of an attempted explanation of what has happened to public education in NC with. “The North Carolina General Assembly is implementing meaningful public … Continue reading Rep. Tim Moore’s EPIC FAIL – A Response to Words on NCGA’s “Reforms”

Mo(o)re Misguided Missives – A Response to Rep. Tim Moore’s Words on NCGA’s Education “Reforms”

Dear Rep. Moore, I read with great frustration and yet great amusement your op-ed that appeared on November 9, 2017 on EdNC.org (“Education reforms for North Carolina’s future”). You begin your farce of an attempted explanation of what has happened to public education in NC with. “The North Carolina General Assembly is implementing meaningful public … Continue reading Mo(o)re Misguided Missives – A Response to Rep. Tim Moore’s Words on NCGA’s Education “Reforms”

The Incestuous Synergy and Stench of Western Governors University NC

The billboards are already up on I-40. Two are visible in the ride from Winston-Salem to Raleigh. “Western Governors University: North Carolina” It’s a national online university that now has a base here in North Carolina. Have not heard of it? Well, it was proposed rather secretly within the 2015 budget - page 86 to … Continue reading The Incestuous Synergy and Stench of Western Governors University NC

FrankenMoore and BergerStein – Uncle Victor Was Telling You Something

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” And nothing is so detrimental to the health of a great commonwealth as a great and sudden misuse of law. The preceding quote comes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the first great dark romantic / Gothic novel. It was written at the … Continue reading FrankenMoore and BergerStein – Uncle Victor Was Telling You Something

Every North Carolina Lawmaker Should Read The Recent Research From Stanford University About Public Investment in Schools. I Hear Stanford’s a Decent School.

Public education is a sacred trust of the citizenry, not an open market for capitalistic ventures. If one wants to make the argument that states like North Carolina are free to allow for competition within its public school system, then that person would need to explain how that complies with the state constitution which explicitly … Continue reading Every North Carolina Lawmaker Should Read The Recent Research From Stanford University About Public Investment in Schools. I Hear Stanford’s a Decent School.