Education

Black History Month Arrives As Republicans Censor Education

By Alanna Joyner / February 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Black History Month Arrives As Republicans Censor Education

Black History Month arrives this year with education, American History and voting rights under assault all across the nation.  Republican state legislations across the country, including North Carolina, are pushing to censor teachers from educating students on the truth of our history, introduce anti-voter bills to block our communities’ access to the ballot and dilute…

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National Survey Finds Teacher Shortage Crisis Exacerbated By Censorship In Classrooms

By Alanna Joyner / January 24, 2022 / Comments Off on National Survey Finds Teacher Shortage Crisis Exacerbated By Censorship In Classrooms

A new national survey released last week highlights how laws seeking to censor issues of race, gender or other topics in the classroom are adding to the list of reasons teachers are leaving the profession.  This comes as Republican state legislations across the country, including North Carolina, are pushing to censor teachers from educating students…

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Build Back Better is a generational investment in North Carolina families

By Alanna Joyner / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Build Back Better is a generational investment in North Carolina families

Less than one week after President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law, the U.S. House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, moving the bill one step closer to becoming law. The Build Back Better Act currently moving through Congress boasts an array of historic investments into child care, home care, affordable housing,…

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‘I will fight to fix its mistakes’: N.C. Gov. Cooper says he will sign state budget despite ‘missed opportunities’

By Alanna Joyner / November 22, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘I will fight to fix its mistakes’: N.C. Gov. Cooper says he will sign state budget despite ‘missed opportunities’

During a news conference Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that he will sign the final budget presented by state Republicans, despite what he called “missed opportunities and misguided policy”.  “I will sign this budget because, on balance, the good outweighs the bad,” Gov. Cooper said. “It moves North Carolina forward in important ways,…

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President Biden signs bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, promoting benefits for Americans.

By Alanna Joyner / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on President Biden signs bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, promoting benefits for Americans.

On Monday, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, a bipartisan victory that will deliver a once-in-a-generation investment into the nation’s roads, broadband, utilities and more. In North Carolina specifically, this historic deal pours funding into our state’s roads and bridges, improves ports and airports, and ensures every North Carolinian has…

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The T.R.U.E Report is out. North Carolinians Deliver the Facts on Issues Impacting Our Schools

By Alanna Joyner / November 10, 2021 / Comments Off on The T.R.U.E Report is out. North Carolinians Deliver the Facts on Issues Impacting Our Schools

For too long, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly has underfunded North Carolina’s schools, leaving teachers and staff left to bear the burden. Yesterday, Progress NC Action released their findings from the True Reporting of Underfunded Education (T.R.U.E.) Portal to shed light on the impact of chronic neglect and underfunding of North Carolina schools. Between…

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T.R.U.E Report Delivers the Facts on Real Issues Impacting North Carolina Schools

By Alanna Joyner / November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on T.R.U.E Report Delivers the Facts on Real Issues Impacting North Carolina Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2021  Contact: Durrell Johnson, Communications Director                  Durrell@progressnc.org The lack of funding has resulted in crumbling schools, teacher shortages and North Carolina’s students being the victims of state politics. NORTH CAROLINA – For too long, the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly has underfunded North Carolina’s schools, leaving teachers and staff left…

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North Carolina gets two “F” and a “C” in Making The Grade — fairness in school funding —

By Alanna Joyner / November 2, 2021 / Comments Off on North Carolina gets two “F” and a “C” in Making The Grade — fairness in school funding —

Amid calls for Republican leaders to increase public school funding, the Education Law Center’s Making the Grade 2021 annual report on school funding paints a clear picture of the impact of our state lawmakers’ repeatedly prioritizing tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations over investments in education. The data, based on North Carolina’s 2018-2019 school…

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Amid final budget talks, T.R.U.E Report submissions signal much-needed change

By Alanna Joyner / October 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Amid final budget talks, T.R.U.E Report submissions signal much-needed change

Almost four months into the new fiscal year, a compromised state budget may be passed in the coming days. With final negotiations on the horizon, Republican leaders have another opportunity to fully implement the Leandro plan for improving public education into the final state budget. The historical investments towards public schools would undo the state’s…

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Leandro judge done waiting for budget compromise

By Alanna Joyner / October 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Leandro judge done waiting for budget compromise

On Monday, Superior Court Judge David Lee signaled that he’s ready to formally demand legislators to fund a remedial plan that will ensure students across the state have the opportunity for a sound basic education.  The state’s landmark school funding case has been delayed until Nov. 8 — giving time for  attorneys representing underfunded school…

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