Tag Archives: BEST NC

How Does Rep. Craig Horn Define Proficiency and Rigor?

How does Rep. Craig Horn define ‘proficiency and rigor’?

According to Horn’s press release yesterday, the definition is tied to how well our state scored on a flawed system (NAEP) that is not benchmarked to international standards and to a manipulated grading system which is being manipulated even further with two separate NCGA bills.


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“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).


“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’.

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Guest Post: NC education’s March Madness: A 3-Ring Hypocrisy Circus

From the mailbag, we have a guest post commenting on the ‘hypocrisy circus’ going on in North Carolina Education


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News and Observer Shills For BEST NC

Apparently BEST NC’s PR firm, EducationNC, isn’t high profile enough to get the right amount of spin out.

The News and Observer had to be called in to do a cloying op-ed praising them. It starts out slapping around Republicans and then offers BEST NC as the solution. Read it here and be sure to check out the comments.

This op ed, of course, is setting the stage for when Rep. Graig Meyer rolls out his ‘big bill’. It is more narrative driving of education by a non-governmental organization or NGO.

BEST NC is an NGO; An unelected and publicly unaccountable entity.

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All Around The Education Bush, The Monkey Chased The Weasel

This morning, I saw a tweet from BEST NC promoting an article at their PR Firm, EducationNC:

The first of @GraigMeyer’s 3-part series on education reform in #NorthCarolina is on @EdNC. Click here to read it: http://t.co/EgUJJVzFrk

— BEST NC (@BESTNCorg) March 18, 2015

SAS backed outfits promoting a series by a Rep. introducing a bill based on their work. Cozy. #nced pic.twitter.com/aYud2h6XRY

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) March 18, 2015

Oh good three whole articles. This first one is titled, The ongoing search for real common ground in education. I can summarize it for you:

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VIDEO: NC Common Core March #ASRC Meeting (Updated)

The March meeting of the NC Common Core Academic Standards Review Commission was held yesterday in Raleigh.

A big thank you to Major Dave for shooting video of the sessions and presenters. This is a huge service he has performed for the NC public.


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