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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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    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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    It’s Good News, Not Bad, When Some Teachers Leave North Carolina

    Teachers who leave North Carolina are, on average, less effective than those who stay. That’s the conclusion of the Department of Public Instruction, as JLF’s Terry Stoops explains in his review of a new report on the state of the teaching profession in 2016-17. According to the report, much…
    Donna Martinez, January 12, 2018
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    The 10 most exciting and common jobs of former teachers

    Tired of chasing little ruffians around the classroom?  Thinking that the grass is greener on the other side?  Zippia.com lists the 10 most exciting jobs of former teachers to inspire those who have given up on trying to inspire others. Ship Worker President (of something) Bartender Floater (insuring items…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2017