Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory
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
Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s use of Tax Day to help tout benefits of North Carolina’s recent tax reform package. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why state legislative leaders are right when they defend North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarship program against legal challenges.
Are three associate superintendents enough? Not for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education! Tracy Weeks, former executive director of the N.C. Virtual Public School, is the state’s newest associate superintendent, joining fellow associate superintendents Rebecca Garland, Martez Hill, and Philip Price. Last month, Weeks received an $11,000 raise to bringContinue Reading
As the McCrory administration moves closer to releasing details of its NC GEAR government efficiency initiative, Joe Coletti of the state budget office joined the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society today to offer a progress report. In the video clip below, Coletti discusses budget-related reasons that point toward the need for a more efficient stateContinue Reading
A new American Insights poll shows GOP Gov. Pat McCrory with a 43 percent job approval rating among registered voters, with 40 percent disapproving. “Our signature survey suggests that North Carolina voters are not as sour on our state’s leaders as previously thought,” said AI Insights Director Pearce Godwin. “Last week, we found that DemocraticContinue Reading
Earlier to this week, Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change, a report that details teacher attitudes about a number of issues relevant to the profession. Similar to their colleagues in other states, North Carolina teachers identified four main challenges, including ChangingContinue Reading