Gov. Bev Perdue (page 11)

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    DPI on state education budget trends, 1994 to 2012

    The NC Department of Public Instruction released their annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” document.  It provides very good summaries of public education finance with a particular focus on state and federal revenue. As the chart below indicates, total state education funding, in nominal terms,…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2012
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    New at CJO: Perdue associates get court dates on fundraising charges

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the March court dates scheduled for two associates of Gov. Beverly Perdue in connection with allegations of an illegal campaign fundraising scheme.
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2012
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    States must empty wallets for Common Core standards

    In a new report, researchers from the Pioneer Institute, American Principles Project, and the Pacific Research Institute estimate that implementation of Common Core State Standards in English and math will cost participating states $15.8 billion over seven years.  This total includes the cost of new assessments, professional development, instructional…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2012
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    Reactions to Perdue’s pre-K announcement

    Gov. Beverly Perdue: “[R]egardless of what (legislators’) reaction is, there will be 2,000 children who by Aug. 15 will have the preparation they need to start kindergarten prepared. That’s a fight worth having.” Rep. Justin Burr: “I guess I’m glad that she finally read the budget and realized…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2012
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    NCAE sends out marching order: “Commence flailing”

    News that North Carolina ranks 42nd in per student spending provoked an amusing response from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The NCAE leadership accused the John Locke Foundation of “manipulating rankings, data, and studies.”  You may wonder, as I do, how reporting rankings, data, and studies…
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2012
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    NEA: NC is 42nd (not 49th) in per pupil spending

    I have spent months countering the “49th in the nation myth,” a talking point manufactured by public school advocacy groups to attack the budget approved by the NC General Assembly last year.  At long last, the National Education Association (NEA) has released Rankings of the States 2011 and…
    Terry Stoops, February 21, 2012
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    Drawing the Wrong Conclusion IV — what to do with valuable state property

    Our governor made an announcement yesterday about the Dorothea Dix land. Here is the opening (emphasis added): Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that an appraisal has been received for the Dorothea Dix campus, which has a current estimated value of $60 million and an estimated market value of $86…
    Jon Sanders, February 16, 2012