Category Archives: Budgets

Self-described “bleeding heart liberal-far, far left” teacher assisting Wake commissioner

Some Wake County middle school teachers have received the following email: To: MartinMS Staff Group@STAFF From: Jennifer Bryant/MartinMS/WCPSS Date: 04/17/2014 01:53PM Subject: Take Action Teachers, I am writing this to make a request of you that is for the benefit of all of us who are educators.  There is a county commissioner who has childrenContinue Reading

In case you missed him …

Terry Stoops questioned the latest plea for public school teacher pay raises during an interview for WTVD.

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Obamacare supporters claimed victory once official health insurance exchange enrollment numbers topped 7 million nationwide. Katherine Restrepo analyzes what those numbers really mean during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sarah Curry discusses North Carolina’s unfunded liability for health and pension plans that benefit retired government workers. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest describes the workContinue Reading

Wake County teacher loses

According to the Wake County Schools blog, As of April 9, 2014, more than 600 teachers have left their jobs since the beginning of the school year on July 1, 2013, an increase of 41 percent over the same period last year. Here is some perspective: According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, WakeContinue Reading

Ten questions that the media should ask

Today, Wake County school officials are holding a press conference to discuss ““the alarming increase in mid-year teacher resignations and the dwindling supply of NC-trained teachers who are qualified to fill the empty positions.”  Here are some questions that the media should ask those participating in the press conference: 1. Is this a Wake CountyContinue Reading

The most important graphic you’ll see today

Later today, the N.C. General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division will discuss their new report, “Improved Administrative Program Monitoring by the Department of Public Instruction Can Save Over $19 Million Annually.” The report is noteworthy for those of us in the education policy world, but one figure, in particular, should be of interest to all taxpayers:Continue Reading

Down payment on advocacy coalition’s teacher pay plan? $430 million

Last month, a coalition of seven organizations presented a four-part teacher pay plan to the North Carolina General Assembly’s Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force.  Backers of the plan included the following advocacy organizations: North Carolina Parent Teacher Association Professional Educators of North Carolina North Carolina Association of Educators North Carolina Association of School AdministratorsContinue Reading

How much will it cost?

Earlier this week, the following groups have presented a teacher pay proposal to the members of a N.C. General Assembly task force: NC Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) Professional Educators of NC (PENC) NC Association of Educators (NCAE) NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) NC School Boards Association (NCSBA) NC Justice Center – Education and LawContinue Reading