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  1. Aug

    Voucher ruling will be appealed; but when

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Like most supporters of school choice, I'm disappointed by yesterday's ruling  by Judge Hobgood declaring the Opportunity Scholarship legislation unconstitutional.  The ruling  has given parents and schools one more headache and jeopardized the futures of many students. If you're a parent or school choice supporter the deck certainly looks stacked. The "technical glitches" of last […]

  2. Aug

    Poll: 22 % of teachers are unsatisfactory; teachers say 13 percent of colleagues unsatisfactory

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    It's Christmas morning if you're interested in finding out what the public thinks on major education issues; Education Next has released its annual national Poll .  If you want a quick read  Education Next  provides a good summary of results. In addition, this  morning's  Wall Street Journal (subscription required) contains an opinion piece by Harvard […]

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    Who Gets $ from NEA?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , , , ,

    We are reminding teachers they can opt out of the NCAE — and one of the reasons is that a big chunk of their dues goes to political causes members may not agree with. If you join the NCAE, you join the National Education Association, and pay dues to it. The map on this website […]

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    How Teachers Can Give Themselves a Raise

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    In the wake of a state budget that includes the most substantial pay raise for teachers in recent memory, the North Carolina Association of Educators – a group dedicated largely to advocating for higher teacher pay – is upset nonetheless. Gov. McCrory, however, feels the NCAE is trying to mislead the public on the facts […]

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    Needed: Quality Appointments for CC Review Commission

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    On July 22nd Governor McCrory signed legislation to create an eleven member commission to review Math and English Common Core Standards.  Those who have worked hard to educate policymakers and the public about the problems with Common Core standards are happy to see this progress and to realize that machinery is now in place to review, […]