Education

Teachers in North Carolina Forced to Have Multiple Jobs

By Eleanore Wood / May 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Teachers in North Carolina Forced to Have Multiple Jobs

Teachers across North Carolina are speaking out against teacher pay by sharing their personal stories. Most teachers work two jobs in order to sustain a paycheck that supports them. These teachers are forced to wake up in the early hours of the morning, spend an entire day at school and go to multiple part-time jobs…

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Expect this from the Senate budget proposal

By Eleanore Wood / May 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Expect this from the Senate budget proposal

When Senate Republicans release their budget proposal this week, you will likely hear several claims about their commitment to public education that don’t match reality. For example, they will undoubtedly repeat the tired claim that they are spending more on our public schools than ever before. But when you take inflation and enrollment growth into account,…

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NC Chamber Refuses to Speak Up About NC Education Funding

By Eleanore Wood / May 2, 2017 / Comments Off on NC Chamber Refuses to Speak Up About NC Education Funding

The North Carolina state legislature has had to make some big decisions regarding education lately and have chosen tax cuts for big corporations over funding public education. The NC Chamber, who should speak up on big issues such as education, has failed to advocate for more public school funding in North Carolina. The Chamber used…

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Charter School Special Perks for Big Corporations?

By Eleanore Wood / April 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Charter School Special Perks for Big Corporations?

Charter schools are paid for by North Carolina taxpayers, so all North Carolina children should have equal opportunity to attend charter schools. However, a set of new bills in the General Assembly could change that. These bills would allow big corporations that donate land or equipment to the school to reserve up to 50% of…

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Editorial: NC Should Fund Class Size Cut, Not Roll It Back

By Eleanore Wood / March 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Editorial: NC Should Fund Class Size Cut, Not Roll It Back

When politicians in Raleigh passed a law last year that reduced class sizes, they thought they were getting an easy political win. Some of them even ran campaign ads touting the reduction. Except there was one little problem…they didn’t provide the funding required for local districts to actually reduce class sizes. Now, with local districts…

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