NCAE (page 7)

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    Gov. Perdue and the “49th in per-pupil spending” myth

    According to the News & Observer, Governor Perdue wants to raise taxes because “North Carolina has fallen to 49th in the nation in per-pupil funding.”  Last year, I discussed the problems associated with per-pupil expenditure rankings.  Here is part of what I wrote for my July 26, 2011…
    Terry Stoops, January 17, 2012
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    An overview of the payroll deduction/dues checkoff issue

    Buried deep within the Executive Organization Act of 1973 is NC General Statute 143B-426.40A(g).  It reads, Payroll Deduction for Payments to Certain Employees’ Associations Allowed. — An employee of the State or any of its political subdivisions, institutions, departments, bureaus, agencies or commissions, or any of its local boards of…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
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    N&O: NCAE not a union, even though we call it a union

    Before: “GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill” (News & Observer article*, Thursday, January 5, 2012) “Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union.” After: “The NCAE is not, by the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 6, 2012
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    Governor Perdue: “These children belong to us”

    Governor Perdue addressed the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) One Voice Rally on Tuesday.  During her speech, Perdue declared, “This chapter belongs to us.  These children belong to us.” What did she mean by that statement?  How “we” define “us” has a direct bearing on how North Carolinians educate…
    Terry Stoops, May 5, 2011