Category Archives: Big Ed Complex

No, Secretary DeVos, Common Core is not “dead.”

I’ve received a barrage of emails, Facebook messages, and calls about Education Secretary DeVos’ recent speech where she made a claim that Common Core was “dead.” It is not dead. Nor will it be until the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is dead.  Continue reading

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School Choice Week: Two Events in Raleigh, Two Very Different Narratives

Last week was National School Choice week and two education forums were held in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The NC Public School Forum held their annual Eggs and Issues event while the Civitas Institute held a School Choice polling luncheon.

The messages and information presented in these two forums on school choice couldn’t be more different. Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Top 10 Compensated Superintendents

A review of the current contracts held by North Carolina Superintendents shows a wide range of differences between districts in terms of local supplements and overall total compensation. Continue reading

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NC Chamber Misleads on #HB657, Seeks to Deny Choice to NC Students – #NCGA

“The business community’s input and needs were heard and clearly addressed in the high school math standards approved by the State Board.”
– NC Chamber of Commerce 6/14/16

The business community’s needs and input are far more important than that of parents and students. Continue reading

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Anonymously Registered Website Fear Mongers On #HB657

Parents, the same forces that came out to kill the Academic Standards Review Commission’s (ASRC) math recommendations have now come back out to try to kill HB 657.

CC ED Potemkin VillageIt’s basically the same groups who pressured various members of the ASRC to attack the Math work group leader, Dr. Scheick.

GET YOUR COFFEE.. THIS IS A LONG ONE… Continue reading

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NCDPI Warns #HB657 Will Take ‘Math Backwards’, But That Would Be A GOOD Thing

DPI sent out a ‘Legislative Alert’ email, titled, Oppose HB 657 Taking Math Backwards.
Why does DPI hate parents and students, yet defends Common Core like it’s made of Gold? Continue reading

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Gates Backed Non-Profit Shuts Down In NC

Apparently there is a new vacancy in the education non-profit Potemkin Village.

The ‘education non-profit’, NC New Schools is shutting down according to the News and Observer. Continue reading

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