Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

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.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s alternative to the federal Affordable Care Act. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the latest developments in the “Dix Hill Haggle.”

DPI has new $121,000/year associate superintendent

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

NC Gear initiative to promote efficiency in N.C. state government

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

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online critics’ concerns about the McCrory administration’s latest proposal for reforming Medicaid. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina liberal activists’ complaints about a Republican governor are nothing new.

American Insights poll shows McCrory approval at 43 percent; he leads Cooper by 6

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

Gates survey reveals teacher attitudes, challenges

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