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    CMS to require teachers to attend 1.5 hour “Race, Bias, Power, Equity” training

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has embraced Critical Race Theory in a big way.  Here is more proof:…
    Terry Stoops, May 7, 2021
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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all home, private, and charter school educators!

    The National Education Association and other public school advocacy groups will spend this week celebrating district school educators. So, I want to wish all home, private, and charter school educators a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!  Thank you!…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2021
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    PED report on teacher diversity misses the mark

    The Program Evaluation Division (PED) of the NC General Assembly just published “Lack of a Dedicated State-Level Effort Challenges North Carolina’s Capacity to Increase Teacher Diversity,” a report detailing the state’s minimal progress in increasing the diversity of the teacher workforce. Surprisingly, the report does not differentiate between charter…
    Terry Stoops, November 10, 2020
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    “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money”

    In “I’m a Teacher and a Waste of Money,” Daniel Buck reflects on his experiences as a support teacher, wasteful spending in public schools, and the state of the profession generally.  Buck writes, I don’t mean to attack teaching as a discipline, or public education as a system. I…
    Terry Stoops, November 12, 2019
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    N.C. teachers chat about “no zeros” grading policy

    My favorite Facebook page, North Carolina Teachers United, has an interesting thread about no zeros grading policies.  Teachers are not allowed to give students a zero on an assignment, even if they do not complete it. Teachers seem to like it, even though it sends the wrong message to children.
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2019
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    An unintended consequence of Brown v. Board of Education

    Madeline Will of Education Week has a fascinating story about the dismissal and resignation of black educators after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Will writes, Sixty-five years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation of children in public schools…
    Terry Stoops, May 15, 2019