Tag Archives: Buncombe School Board

Kite Runner Update: Buncombe Ed Board Ignores Parental Rights

Parental Rights are increasingly under fire the Education System. See the update of one parent’s fight to engage in her child’s education in Buncombe county. Continue reading

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Politicking In Buncombe County Schools

Those following this blog know I’ve written about multiple instances of politicking in North Carolina involving our schools. The latest instance comes from Buncombe county. USA Today is running a story about the misuse of school email for political purposes there.


ASHEVILLE – A Buncombe County school employee who reportedly forwarded an email to fellow employees asking them to vote for school board candidate Cindy McMahon “exceeded the reasonable use of email” by a school employee, according to a school system spokesman.

School board member Lisa Baldwin, who is running against McMahon, sent the email to the Citizen-Times on Friday.

The email appears to have originated from former school system employee Carmen Murray, using a Gmail account. Murray sent the email to two employees at Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School. In the email, she encouraged employees to vote for McMahon. “We simply must remove Lisa Baldwin from our school board immediately,” the email read.

USA Today doesn’t publish said email, but I will.


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Buncombe School Board Mtg Was Common Core Event?

I received word yesterday that at the Buncombe County School Board meeting, a two-hour work session was included. This work session was on Common Core. According to documents and reports of what was presented, it appears this work session was not labeled as being Common Core nor was it publicized so that parents could attend.

Yes. Can say they held it, but not have to hear diff opinions. MT @LadyLiberty1885: @BuncombeSchools why Common Core work session held today

— Mark Cates (@CarolinaCates) May 1, 2014

Upon hearing this, I checked the Buncombe County Schools website and found a simple meeting announcement on the left hand side with no topics listed. Today, that Board meeting announcement has been taken down. Continue reading

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Why Does Buncombe School Board Hate Kids?

I have to shake my head when it comes to the protectionism of the status quo on vouchers that would benefit low income kids from school boards like Buncombe. They then doubled their dumb by refusing to seek clarification of the Common Core — something that even the NC General Assembly has chosen to do.
After sometimes heated debate, the Buncombe County Schools Board of Education passed a resolution Thursday night expressing opposition to what some members called “vouchers” for private schools.

The board also narrowly voted against passing a resolution to seek clarification of federal Common Core curriculum standards, as well as an assessment of those standards and the financial impact they have.
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