K-12 education (page 11)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ different assessments of Hurricane Florence’s impact on N.C. hog lagoons. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights research into students’ reactions to academic failure.
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2018
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    Teachers: “No zeroes” grading policy common in North Carolina

    Following a report that a Florida school district fired a teacher who objected to a “no zeroes” policy, dozens of teachers have said that their schools and districts enforce a “no zeroes” policy that awards students a minimum grade even if they do not complete the assignment.  In most…
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Overcoming the soft bigotry of low expectations for black males

    John Locke Foundation’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: As he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination in the winter of 1999, then-Gov. George W. Bush delivered his memorable “soft bigotry of low expectations” speech before the Latino Business Association in Los Angeles. “Now some say…
    Anna Manning, September 27, 2018
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    Traditional district schools not parents’ top choice

    Joy Pullman writes for the Federalist that survey results show many parents enroll their children in traditional public schools even though they prefer an alternative. Data can be hard to pin down, but estimates suggest about 4 percent of U.S. kids are now homeschooled. … The 1980s campaign…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Institute of Political Leadrship’s Hometown Debate involving the proposed state constitutional amendment dealing with judicial vacancies. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal emphasizes the need to avoid the “soft bigotry of low expectations” for black male students.
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2018
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    More WalletHub nonsense

    WTVD reports that “WalletHub ranks North Carolina as one of the worst states for teachers.”  As usual, North Carolina does not rank in the bottom five of any variable used to rank the “teacher-friendliness” of states (perhaps with the exception of teacher union strength), but it magically appears…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    CBC’s ridiculous teacher pay “editorial”

    Capitol Broadcasting Company, which is owned by multimillionaire backers of multiple left-wing advocacy organizations, decided to opine on teacher pay today.  It is a pretty amusing piece.  This passage, for example, is trying to make one point but actually makes another: First, average teacher pay – the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    Campaign literature?

    Teachers are crying foul over a request to distribute a school safety flier produced by Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and co-sponsored by a handful of public school advocacy organizations (that do not necessarily share Johnson’s vision for public schools).  What do you think?  Is this too political?…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018