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  1. Apr

    NEA numbers fail to tell whole story

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    Click to expand graphic NEA – the parent group of the largest teachers association in North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) – has a graphic showing how school employment has not kept pace with enrollment growth (See above. Click to expand graphic). It’s a bit misleading. This is a good example of […]

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    Keeping 15-point grade scale is bad idea

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    In 2013 North Carolina approved legislation to assign performance grades for all North Carolina public schools. The legislation required the Department of Public Instruction to assign letter grades (A,B,C, D and F) to each public school (see methodology) . The intent of the bill was to provide parents with more information and enhance transparency.  School […]

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    Progress NC Action tries to turn table on legislators; but fails.

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Progress NC Action  is a left-wing political action and advocacy organization.  When lawmakers required DPI to assign a letter grade to every public school, like many other organizations, it didn't like it. According to Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC, the results “said a lot more about the poverty rates of each school than they […]

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    Education Savings Accounts gain popularity

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are sweeping the nation. The above map from a post by Adam Peshek of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. It shows 22 states pursuing  or considering ESAs in 2015. Currently only two states Arizona and Florida have ESA programs. ESAs take a percentage of the funds that otherwise would have […]

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    Do UNC Centers Benefit Students? Or Professors?

    Posted in Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    NC Capitol Connection has an editorial noting how the uproar over the UNC Poverty Center closing reveals much about liberalism in North Carolina. Let's just add here that the event should make us wonder who benefits from how the University of North Carolina is run. For instance, we hear through the grapevine that Poverty Center […]

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