Category Archives: NC General Assembly
Posts about the NC General Assembly
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
I am not surprised that the Charlotte Observer editorial staff is attacking the Republican chairs of the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force, Rep. Rob Bryan and Sen. Jerry Tillman. I am also not surprised that the editorial staff dedicated so much ink praising Democratic task force member Rep. Tricia Cotham, a legislatorContinue Reading
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
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
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.
Scouring 681 peer-reviewed academic journal articles published since 1990, John Hood reaches a clear conclusion: The research supports fiscal conservatives’ preferred state and local policies for boosting economic growth. Hood offers details in a new report. You’ll learn details here and by watching the video clip below. Hood will also discuss his research, especially theContinue Reading