Tag Archives: education funding
It is “education week” at the NC General Assembly! Today, school district superintendents shared their concerns with members of the NC House. Highlights included the following: Chris Hayes, chief of staff for Speaker Thom Tillis, indicatedthat the House leadership is considering a block granting funding system for school districts. This is an idea that wasContinue Reading
From the Biennial Report Of The Superintendent Public Instruction of North Carolina, Scholastic Years 1896-‘97 and 1897-‘98, C.H. Mebane, Superintendent of Public Instruction (p. 35)
The following chart is from The White House’s Education Blueprint: An Economy Built to Last report (p. 14):
After last week’s release of education job loss statistics from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the News & Observer published an article with the ridiculous headline, “N.C. school cuts just keep coming.” On Sunday, the Charlotte Observer published an article on the same subject, but their article had a more appropriate headline, “SchoolContinue Reading
In Part 1, I addressed the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) survey of education position loss and Reduction in Force (RIF). In this post, I will discuss the data. There are multiple discrepancies between the survey data and other statistical resources published by DPI. 1. Reduction in Force (positions that were filled when eliminated)Continue Reading
After yesterday’s release-retraction-release of education job loss statistics from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the usual suspects lined up to blame Republican legislators for “draconian” cuts to public schools. The News & Observer had an incredibly misleading, i.e., typical, headline, “N.C. school cuts just keep coming.” In Part 1, I will examine theContinue Reading
Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding. Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.” But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist, is trying to do.