About: Terry Stoops

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Another day, another Hobgood injunction

This morning Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood issued an injunction for another Republican law.  Today’s injunction applies to a 2013 law that phased out teacher tenure (also called “career status”) and required school districts to transition to a contract and performance pay system of their choosing. In February, Hobgood issued an injunction forContinue Reading

Governor’s teacher pay proposal

Thanks to the underappreciated Financial and Business Services staff at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, we know how Governor McCrory’s proposed budget would change the teacher salary schedule for the upcoming school year.  Teachers in years 1 -12 would receive the largest percentage increases (see below).  Beyond year 12, teachers receive a 2 percentContinue Reading

W-S/Forsyth teacher uses students to lobby legislators

I spend a good amount of time on the Organize 2020 Facebook page (kidding).  But I followed a link there and found the following post from a public school teacher in Forsyth County:  

K-12 education budget is brought to you by the letter ‘T’ and the number ’8.1 billion’

The governor’s $8.1 billion K-12 education budget touches on the three Ts – teachers, textbooks, and talent. First, the governor’s budget would provide a much-needed increase in textbook funding. There has been near universal agreement that school districts require more funding for this basic need. In addition, teachers would receive salary increases ranging from 2.0Continue Reading

Dr. Charles van der Horst: Republicans have “blood on their hands”

I guess this is a preview of the kind of hyperbole we’ll hear from the Left this session. Fun.

UNCW: The Official Supplier of Propaganda for NC Liberals ®

WECT in Wilmington reports on another teacher survey conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Megan M. Oakes, a graduate student in the UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs, and Watson College of Education professor Janna Siegel Robertson co-authored the survey, “North Carolina Public School Teachers: Reactions to Teacher Evaluations andContinue Reading

WaPo demolishes NC Budget and Tax Center analysis

Did the N.C. General Assembly’s 2013 tax reform package raise taxes on 80% of North Carolinians? In a television ad attacking U.S. Senate candidate and N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, pro-Democratic group Senate Majority PAC said yes.  Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post examined the claims and awarded it “Three Pinocchios,” which is an adContinue Reading

Democratic LA: Republicans are evil and racist

Friends, meet Vickie Spears.  Vickie is the legislative assistant (LA) for Senator Michael Walters (D- Columbus, Robeson). In a News & Observer profile of President Pro Tem Phil Berger, Vickie purportedly added a few comments to the story (see screenshot below).  Unlike her wimpy liberal colleagues, she had the courage to write what she reallyContinue Reading

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