Our obligation to protect students expands as we look to another school year during a pandemic. Lawmakers must elevate their commitment to children and properly fund their pedestal - schools. In 2015, the NC General Assembly passed a law to protect monuments created by those who think my black students and their ancestors don’t deserve... Continue Reading →
My commentary on Cardinal & Pine https://cardinalpine.com/story/nc-teacher-lawmakers-are-laughing-in-our-faces-with-latest-pay-raise-bill/
Original commentary published in Cardinal & Pine: "I'm a teacher. We are in no way prepared to open NC schools in August"
Do you remember when NC Treasurer Folwell launched his Clear Pricing Project last summer on the premise that North Carolina's State Health Plan has $34.4 billion in unfunded liabilities? Where is he now to express concern over these unfunded liabilities when section 8 of SB 818 cuts funding to the State Health Plan to pay... Continue Reading →
My original commentary published by Cardinal & Pine can be found here: https://cardinalpine.com/story/from-a-teacher-dont-let-lawmakers-fool-you-the-school-budget-shortfall-has-nothing-to-do-with-coronavirus/
Thank you Cardinal & Pine for amplifying this message My original commentary at Cardinal & Pine can be found here: https://cardinalpine.com/story/im-a-teacher-heres-what-i-expect-a-pandemic-era-classroom-to-look-like/
Education theory and practice takes on new meaning in a pandemic. Front-line educators must be trusted when we say we cannot safely reopen schools without more staff and supplies. We're maxed out from all the other times we've been mandated to do more with less - it's time for state leaders to do more this... Continue Reading →