Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory outlined his K-12 education platform. Here is a summary of the four components:
A Passion for Education: The McCrory Plan for North Carolina Schools
1) Give Families and Students Educational Choices
Two Paths to Success – One diploma would certify a student college ready, with the necessary skills to succeed in college. The second diploma would certify a student career ready, with the necessary skills to get a job or attend a community college.
Virtual Education Choice
Charter Schools Choice
2) Set High Expectations
End Third Grade Social Promotions
High School Reading and Math Guarantee – Every student entering the ninth grade will be tested for proficiency in basic reading and mathematics.
3) Reward Success
Better Pay for Better Teachers
4) Hold Schools Accountable
Grading Our Schools
I like the plan very much. See next week’s education newsletter for the reasons why.