Category Archives: School choice

Self-described “bleeding heart liberal-far, far left” teacher assisting Wake commissioner

Some Wake County middle school teachers have received the following email: To: MartinMS Staff Group@STAFF From: Jennifer Bryant/MartinMS/WCPSS Date: 04/17/2014 01:53PM Subject: Take Action Teachers, I am writing this to make a request of you that is for the benefit of all of us who are educators.  There is a county commissioner who has childrenContinue Reading

Ten questions that the media should ask

Today, Wake County school officials are holding a press conference to discuss ““the alarming increase in mid-year teacher resignations and the dwindling supply of NC-trained teachers who are qualified to fill the empty positions.”  Here are some questions that the media should ask those participating in the press conference: 1. Is this a Wake CountyContinue Reading

Down payment on advocacy coalition’s teacher pay plan? $430 million

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

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.

PEFNC launches “One of 4500″ campaign

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that advocates for North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarships are turning to the Internet and social media to help make their case. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

Court of Appeals refuses to lift injunction blocking Opportunity Scholarships

The N.C. Court of Appeals has refused to take up the preliminary injunction against the Opportunity Scholarships law issued by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood before the case goes to trial. The next step is the N.C. Supreme Court. In February, Hobgood granted a motion by plaintiffs challenging the scholarships, or vouchers, to prevent theContinue Reading

How much will it cost?

Earlier this week, the following groups have presented a teacher pay proposal to the members of a N.C. General Assembly task force: NC Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) Professional Educators of NC (PENC) NC Association of Educators (NCAE) NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) NC School Boards Association (NCSBA) NC Justice Center – Education and LawContinue Reading