Published here: https://www.ednc.org/perspective-solving-nc-teacher-pipeline-problems-as-easy-as-abc/ Original full length post found here: https://educatedpolicy.com/2022/01/21/the-problems-with-the-nc-teacher-pipeline-arent-complex-theyre-as-easy-as-abc/
North Carolina's license plates have featured "First in Flight" and "First in Freedom" but as we drive our state forward we should check our rear-view mirrors for another historical milestone: First in Judicial Review. For those in need of a refresher, judicial review is a key check-and-balance between branches of government that empowers the judicial... Continue Reading →
A flow chart is making its way around the state that claims to be the pathway to address the teacher shortage in our state. To be clear, there are many folks in North Carolina who have teaching certification. What we have is a lack of folks wanting to teach in North Carolina. https://www.sreb.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/ncgraphic_dec8.pdf?1617045981 As a... Continue Reading →
After fighting the NCGA over 2 years ago to keep a civics course in high school, now we have to fight to preserve the role of public education in a democracy? A social studies teacher should get her up to speed with what happened January 6, 2021 based on what she said January 6, 2022.
Learn more about the "Leandro" case here See the WestEd report detailing the pathway to fulfilling the constitutional duty here Learn more about why public pressure to support the court order is needed here Stay in the loop on developments and advocacy opportunities here Contact your state lawmakers NOW here
While the dedicated educators who remain in our schools with frozen salaries cover extra duties without extra pay to keep school operations afloat, the NC General Assembly is paying itself over 4 months worth of overtime as it "works on" a state budget that was due to take effect July 1. They have an $8... Continue Reading →