NCAE (page 6)

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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
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    Teachers unions as popular as Octomom, kudzu

    Paul Peterson, William Howell, and Martin West have some bad news for the Left.  In a poll conducted by Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and the journal Education Next, positive view of unions dropped to 22% in 2012 from 29% in 2011.  For proponents of organized…
    Terry Stoops, June 5, 2012
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    Excellent Public Schools Act

    Today, the Republican leadership in the NC Senate released details of the Excellent Public Schools Act.  The comprehensive K-12 reform package includes the following components: Adding new reading-intensive instruction for students who struggle with reading. Emphasizing the importance of literacy by ending social promotion of students who can’t read…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2012
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    School boards should reflect the community

    In a letter to the Statesville Record & Landmark, Bryan Shoemaker, a member of the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education, takes the president of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) to task for her contention that school boards should be composed mainly of individuals from the education establishment. …
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2012