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Smart Start Partnership Re-Awards Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Mismanaging Non-Profit

In a controversial decision that followed heated opposition by the public and alarming questions raised by the members of the board, Durham County’s Partnership for Children voted to re-award a multimillion dollar contract to a non-profit with a very troubled past. The Durham County Partnership for Children is the local…

 

Session Filled With Steps – And Missteps – to Redirect and Reshape Public Education

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate for the first time in over 100 years, the recently-completed legislative session marks a new period in North Carolina political history. Last November, conservative themes of accountability, expanding educational freedom, and local control helped to propel many candidates to victory. Soon after…

 

Dues Check Off Bill Advances

Yesterday the House approved on straight party lines (71-47) legislation (SB 727) to eliminate the association dues check off option for active and retired public school employees. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), would essentially end the practice of having state government administer the periodic deduction of membership…

 

Parents Angry as Children Drawn into Budget Controversy

Third grade students at Tramway Elementary school in Sanford find themselves in the middle of a growing controversy to determine whether school officials crossed a line when they asked students to write letters to lawmakers in support of more funding for public education. The latest chapter in the month-long story…

 

Backgrounds of High-Performing Teachers in Wake County: Not What You Would Expect

Two weeks ago, amid all the discussion and wrangling over the state budget, the Wake County Public School System released an interesting report that received little attention. Data presented at a May 17th work session of the Wake County School Board showed that significant percentages of Wake County’s high performing…

 

Do Taxpayers Really Need to Subsidize the Study of Surfing and Time Travel?

Fearful of the impacts of another round of budget reductions, UNC officials have been working hard to convince the public and lawmakers about just how dire additional budget cuts will be to the UNC system. Hannah Gage, chair of the UNC Board of Governors, recently told the Charlotte Observer that…

 

A Little Perspective on Education Budget Reductions

This could take us back a generation, it could take another generation to come back and I don’t think that’s what the people of North Carolina want. Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt commenting on what he sees as the impact of the proposed state budget for public education. There is…

 

NCAE’s Averted Gaze

Let’s not be diverted from the important issues at hand.  That’s the surprising response of officials at the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) to a report released last week by the Civitas Institute that said from 2006 to 2009 total compensation for NCAE executives increased 24 percent, while total…

 

Education Budget Breakdown

This year’s budget crunch brought varying proposals from the Governor, State Senate, and State House, each differing as to where and how deep the axe should fall on state bureaucracy. This Civitas budget breakdown evaluates the different cuts to the Education budget put forth by each branch of state government.…

 

NCAE Executive Compensation: Round II

Last night, Channel 11 WTVD ran a story on my article on NCAE executive compensation. In reference to our assertion that NCAE executive compensation has increased 24 percent between 2006 and 2009, NCAE Business Affairs manager Tom Herbert says the figure is accurate. However,  Herbert says what’s important is what…

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