“Great Leaders” Bill Is Just BEST NC’s “Vision”.

“Editor’s Note:  BEST NC is a supporter of EdNC.”

The PR machine for SAS’s BEST NC has cranked out another article out tied to the “Vision 2020” recommendations (see pages 17-20).

Excerpt:

“The bill is titled, “Great Leaders for Great Schools/Study,” and the primary sponsors are Democrats Rep. Tricia Ann Cotham and Rep. Cecil Brockman, and Republican Rep. Craig Horn.

Cotham said she came to the General Assembly as one of its only licensed principals, and she says North Carolina faces a crisis.”

Note the use of the the term ‘crisis‘.

Cotham and Horn were both involved in the BEST NC secret meetings held at SAS last year. Cotham was on the K-12 Recruiting and Training workgroup. Coincidence? Not likely.

The article lays out these key points of the bill:

  • Recruiting the best performing leaders for administrative roles
  • More flexibility and autonomy for principals over school decisions
  • Compensation that will draw and keep principals and assistant principals at schools with the lowest achievement
  • And professional development to help them turn around low achieving schools

HB 216‘s title reads:

AN ACT DIRECTING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO STUDY STRATEGIES FOR PROVIDING NORTH CAROLINA WITH GREAT LEADERS FOR GREAT SCHOOLS.

 

Questions:
Who will be supplying the ‘strategies’?
What will this ‘study’ end up costing taxpayers?
Isn’t this the job of the Dept. of Public Instruction? What exactly does DPI do these days with their ginormous staff and budget?

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A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com. Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and StopCommonCoreNC.org. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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