https://videopress.com/v/ZvZX62Eq?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true EVAAS is a flawed, norm-referenced tool that has been rejected by other states, and was eliminated for official use in teacher evaluations by North Carolina in 2016. NC also drastically scaled back its standardized test regimen after pushback from parents and educators. So why does a teacher licensure pitch headed soon to the North... Continue Reading →
Completing college application materials is a stressful time in the lives of my 12th grade students. It's a mix of excitement and anxiety. They need us to write recommendations, offer feedback on their applications, and give pep talks to encourage them to have faith in the work they've done. I couldn't let the piece of... Continue Reading →
NC GOP deceptively boasts "record raises" while cutting corporate tax rates by 50% yet fails to provide a salary schedule that effectively retains and recruits great teachers for our students. Esse Quam Videri - pass a 5% raise for ALL educators and retirees (Avg. 10% raise actually needed to fully restore to 2007 purchasing power)
I moved to NC in 2011, the first year Republicans held majority control of the NCGA. Despite their 20% average raise claims, I have seen a real 2% pay cut compared to teachers with my same credentials on the schedule I "signed up for."