NCAE (page 5)

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    NCAE member(s) using school district resources for politicking

    A Wake County Schools employee sent the following email from her district email account to her colleagues: To: ***** Staff Group From: *****/*****/WCPSS Date: 09/11/2014 07:32 AM Subject: mid term elections Dear Colleagues, As you are aware the mid term elections are approaching soon.  It is…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2014
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    “School’s Out” Educator Rally today

    For traditional calendar teachers, the school year ended earlier this month.  Some of those teachers will be in Raleigh today for the NCAE’s hootenanny. If you work in downtown Raleigh and are concerned about increased traffic from the event, do no worry.  I suspect that turnout will be low.  After…
    Terry Stoops, June 25, 2014
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    W-S/Forsyth teacher uses students to lobby legislators

    I spend a good amount of time on the Organize 2020 Facebook page (kidding).  But I followed a link there and found the following post from a public school teacher in Forsyth County:  …
    Terry Stoops, May 14, 2014
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    Court of Appeals refuses to lift injunction blocking Opportunity Scholarships

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has refused to take up the preliminary injunction against the Opportunity Scholarships law issued by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood before the case goes to trial. The next step is the N.C. Supreme Court. In February, Hobgood granted a motion by…
    Barry Smith, April 3, 2014
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    Attention NCAE: You own “Walk-In” events

    The Carolina Plott Hound reports that the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) scrubbed information on “Walk-In” events from the website. But it was their idea!  The Walk-In “toolkit” published on their website before they scrubbed it makes that clear.  They wrote, By now, you’ve probably heard about the…
    Terry Stoops, October 30, 2013
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    NCAE: We give Senate “budjet” an F

    Today, teachers affiliated with the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) posted Facebook photos of their disapproval of the NC Senate’s budget.  (See my previous Locker Room post, “Teachers use schoolchildren as props.”) The NCAE Facebook photo below also takes issue with the Senate “budjet.”…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2013
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    NCAE predicts loss of 9,000 teacher positions

    In a recent interview, Rodney Ellis, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators, shared his thoughts on the upcoming school year. He is concerned that the state budget will force public school educators to endure much larger classes and absorb additional out-of-pocket expenses.  Indeed, Mr. Ellis predicts…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2012
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    Teachers’ unions: The slide continues

    Teachers’ unions are bleeding members.  Education Week reports that the National Education Association (NEA) has lost 100,000 members.  Now the union plans to “retool” their mission to recoup some of the lost member$hip. Union officials blame the membership decline on the recession, evil Republicans, evil education reform, and evil…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2012