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    When teachers get honest about teaching in North Carolina

    Here are two posts from my favorite Facebook group:                 Apparently, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the state line.
    Terry Stoops, January 4, 2019
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    Teachers are plotting their next move

    Now the election is over, what should we expect from teachers?  Should we expect another walkout?  Maybe. On Facebook, teachers offered the following ideas: Continue the journey and love the kids March on Raleigh again Organize a union Just walk out of class one day I hope they choose No.
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2018
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    “Funded by taxpayers” message riles teachers

    Some teachers are not happy that their new insurance cards remind them that their benefits are paid by taxpayers. From a popular Facebook group:            …
    Terry Stoops, November 5, 2018
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    More WalletHub nonsense

    WTVD reports that “WalletHub ranks North Carolina as one of the worst states for teachers.”  As usual, North Carolina does not rank in the bottom five of any variable used to rank the “teacher-friendliness” of states (perhaps with the exception of teacher union strength), but it magically appears…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    Red4EdNC to hold event at Wake County public school

    Tomorrow, members of Red4EdNC will hold a Teacher Town Hall/Press Conference at Leesville Road High School.  Red4EdNC leader Angela Scioli teaches social studies at Leesville Road. According to the group’s FAQs: Our strategy provides a way to take effective action, quietly. Most of the essential phases…
    Terry Stoops, August 23, 2018
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    Gaston County Schools + Dolly Parton = ?

    Courtesy of the Gaston County Schools twitter account: @GastonSchool: Our educators are excited about the upcoming school year! Here are just a few photos of…
    Terry Stoops, August 6, 2018
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    What do principals look for when hiring teachers?

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte professors Jason Giersch and Christopher Dong recently published “Principals’ preferences when hiring teachers: a conjoint experiment” in the Journal of Educational Administration. The study asks a very basic question: what do principals look for when hiring teachers?  Giersch and Dong presented fictitious applicant…
    Terry Stoops, July 26, 2018
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    Teachers more concerned about school leadership than resources

    The New Teacher Center will offer a preview of the 2018 N.C. Teacher Working Conditions Survey at the State Board of Education meeting next week. Overall, 95,922 teachers, which is 88 percent of the state’s teacher population, responded to the survey.  Despite what May 16 walkout participants said, most…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2018