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    Apr
    22

    WCPSS press conference: what they didn't tell you

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    Last week's press conference  by Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) officials isn't sitting well with many. WCPSS officials called the press conference at Underwood Elementary School to highlight a 41 percent increase in teacher resignations and the need for higher salaries to attract and retain teachers. WCPSS distributed a chart that showed 612 teachers […]

  2. 2
    Apr
    17

    UNC Must Walk the Walk on Openness

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    We recently queried the University of North Carolina about public comments made by the UNC Law Schools' dean, Jack Boger. He was  quoted as saying: “The open records act permits citizens and institutions to request such records without clarifying what their motives are. I think some within the university — I’m probably one of them […]

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    Apr
    16

    The 'Good Motives Defense' Offered by UNC Law Chief

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen

    In the latest development in Civitas' quest to pry public records out of the University of North Carolina, Dean Jack Boger of the UNC Law School was recently quoted as saying: “The open records act permits citizens and institutions to request such records without clarifying what their motives are,” says Boger. “I think some within […]

  4. Apr
    16

    Teacher Compensation Report: A Start

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    On Monday the Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force issued its final report.  Critics  have chided the Committee  for stopping short of endorsing specific pay increases for teachers, but that was not the goal of the Committee.   Those decisions can and should only be made when North Carolina knows what its budget will look like […]

  5. Apr
    11

    Colbert Mocks Common Core Math

    Posted in Education By Melissa Barnes | Tagged , ,

    Stephen Colbert took to the Comedy Central stage last night and expressed concerns about schools adopting the Common Core by mocking some of the sample math problems assigned to students. He sums it up best when referring to the answer a California 2nd grader gave on one of the math problems: "Folks this child has a […]