Dan Forest

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    Dan Forest releases his education plan

    Gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest unveiled his education plan today.  There are four themes to the plan. Parents Pick Expand the Opportunity Scholarship program to every N.C. family. Level the playing field for high-quality charter schools Four in the Door A principal with full authority to hire and fire An…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2019
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    Campaign dispatch, April 26, 2016

    • Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has produced the first ad for his re-election campaign, and it focuses on his leadership of the opposition to the Charlotte “bathroom” ordinance, which resulted in House Bill 2. • A fascinating op-ed column in the Los Angeles Times by law professors from William & Mary…
    Rick Henderson, April 26, 2016
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    Common Core’s $66+ million price tag

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) revealed that the state spent at least $66 million on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. For the past few years, Lt. Governor Dan Forest and others asked DPI to provide an estimate of taxpayer money used for Common Core…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2014
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    Use Dix proceeds as seed money for Teacher Endowment Fund

    Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest proposed creation of the North Carolina Teacher Endowment Fund, a permanent fund that would provide alternative funding source for teacher compensation. Forest suggested that the legislature could tap a few revenue sources for the fund, such as proceeds from a “teachers are groovy” license…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2014
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    Blackboard Jumble

    Lefties appear perplexed by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s response to the NC DPI paper dump.  So, let’s compare it to a school assignment. A teacher asks a student to write a report on the Great Wall of China.  The teacher provides very specific questions that he or she expects…
    Terry Stoops, August 23, 2013
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    A Forest full of paper

    Last week, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson asked Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest to supply 10,000 sheets of paper to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to fulfill his request for information about the Common Core State Standards.  Staples.com sells copy paper for $5.79 per ream (500 sheets). …
    Terry Stoops, July 22, 2013
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    Paper pushers request paper

    Yesterday, I mentioned that Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest sent a letter to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June Atkinson that asked the NC Department of Public Instruction to answer 67 questions about the Common Core State Standards. Today, Atkinson requested that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor provide…
    Terry Stoops, July 19, 2013