Category Archives: Budgets

Iredell bond campaign follows playbook, uses kids as props

Cute kids. Ugly politics. More from the Our Schools First Facebook page:

Iredell schools distributing “Vote Yes” signs

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New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports on a new John Locke Foundation study calling for repeal or reduction of North Carolina’s capital gains tax. John Hood’s Daily Journal refutes false claims about Republican legislators and state education spending.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards a C to NC schools

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just published Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness, which ranks states on nine indicators of K-12 performance, accountability, and transparency. North Carolina received a C overall.  In the Southeast, Kentucky, Florida, and Virginia were the only other states that did not receive a D orContinue Reading

FactCheck.org: “the facts are being twisted”

FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, examined the oft-repeated claim that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis cut $500 million from the state education budget. Here is the overall assessment from FactCheck.org’s Robert Farley: In the NEA Advocacy Fund ad, the teacher says Tillis, while state House speaker, “cut $500 million fromContinue Reading

NCAE member(s) using school district resources for politicking

A Wake County Schools employee sent the following email from her district email account to her colleagues: To: ***** Staff Group From: *****/*****/WCPSS Date: 09/11/2014 07:32 AM Subject: mid term elections Dear Colleagues, As you are aware the mid term elections are approaching soon.  It is so crucial that we vote for candidates that supportContinue Reading

Will the Feds pass a Budget?

Both the US Senate and House reconvened this week after their five-week recess they normally take during the month of August. The most pressing piece of legislation on their docket is a stopgap spending bill, or continuing resolution, to maintain funding for the federal government when the current fiscal year ends on September 30, 2014.Continue Reading

Deja Vu All Over Again

Wait, did you say something about  “Propaganda machines on the Right” trying to convince us/people that the folks running the General Assembly support public education? Just joshing, man.  Fight the power!