Gov. Bev Perdue (page 9)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    She’s not running for re-election, but that hasn’t stopped Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue from continuing her sharp criticism of the Republican-led General Assembly. John Hood analyzes Perdue’s strategy during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses this year’s race for state superintendent of public instruction,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that one of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 campaign “aircraft providers” is seeking a state Senate seat as a Republican, prompting an outcry among some conservative activists. John Hood’s Daily Journal rejects the “economic data explains all” theory of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2012
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    More highlights of the NCAE convention

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Convention 2012 rocked the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem this weekend.  Here are some additional highlights of the conference (courtesy of Twitter): MaryBethTeaches: There are 42,629 @NCAE members but only 10,497 (25%) have “flipped” to EFT [Electronic Funds Transfer]. R U going…
    Terry Stoops, March 26, 2012
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    NCAE convention underway

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Convention 2012 is rockin’ the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.  I suspect that substitute teachers were in short supply around the state. Here are some highlights of the conference (courtesy of various Twitter feeds): Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson tells attendees, “When…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2012
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    N&O’s verdict: NC Real Solutions ad is true, Perdue’s press ‘gaggle’ claim is false

    The new NC Real Solutions ad has ruffled a lot of feathers and inspired the comment from Gov. Beverly Perdue that “there are fewer dollars in the public school system today than there’s ever been.” The News & Observer puts the competing claims to the test.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about potential changes for voluntary supplemental retirement plans set up for North Carolina teachers and school board employees. John Hood’s Daily Journal addresses the basic question: What does North Carolina government do?…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
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    You all know the facts…

    “You all know the facts.  There are fewer dollars in the public school system today than there’s ever been…” – Gov. Beverly Perdue, March 19, 2012 press conference We are still waiting for the NC Department of Public Instruction to report local, federal, and capital revenues/expenditures for…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012
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    Pre-K…every which way

    Give Winston-Salem Journal reporter Travis Fain a ton of credit for trying to tease out spending on early childhood education and services in North Carolina.  Fain writes, The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012