Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory

NCAE proudly posts photo of meeting with Jim Hunt

Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Facebook page: The photo also includes NCAE’s “messaging ideas,” which are written on a large sheet of paper behind Governor Hunt.  I’ll try my best to decipher the writing, but none of them are terribly revealing. – NCAE = public education students, educators, and ESP’s [educationContinue Reading

Why are some teachers griping about their hefty pay raise?

“Here’s a fact: Every public school teacher will make more than they did last year. The state budget has a provision that would prevent teachers from making less.” – Reema Khrais, “Explaining NC’s Teacher Pay Raises,” WUNC Radio, August 8, 2014. The state budget recently passed by the N.C. General Assembly set aside $290 millionContinue Reading

Legislators change the way the state funds enrollment growth

There appears to be some confusion and displeasure about a provision that changes the way that budget writers construct the education budget. The issue boils down to when and where to include additional state funding for projected growth in student enrollment. There are two options. 1)    Include funding for enrollment growth at the beginning ofContinue Reading

Gov. Pat McCrory taps B.W. Collier to lead SBI

Gov. Pat McCrory wasted no time appointing an acting head of the State Bureau of Investigation. Hours after signing the budget, which contained a provision transferring the SBI from the Justice Department to the Department of Public Safety, McCrory appointed Bernard “B.W.” Collier II as its acting director. He will be sworn into office onContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about Gov. Pat McCrory’s concerns surrounding illegal immigrants the federal government has deposited in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why grants are better than tax credits if governments persist in offering targeted incentives for film production or historic building preservation.

In case you missed them …

John Locke Foundation staffers made a couple of television appearances Monday evening. Rick Henderson discussed Gov. Pat McCrory’s job performance during his latest appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight.” Mitch Kokai assessed for WTVD the N.C. General Assembly’s actions this year on teacher pay raises and taxes.

Let the griping begin!

The NCAE and its members are not happy about the largest teacher pay raise in state history. Surprised?  I’m not. Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators Facebook page:  

How to address the “troubling future” of NC’s children

In response to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, The KIDS COUNT Data Book, News & Observer editors write, These findings, released this week and reported by WRAL, should disturb all North Carolinians. The report should bother the state’s leaders, Gov. Pat McCrory and those who run the General Assembly. And it must prompt some fact-findingContinue Reading