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PR Firm EducationNC on Book Controversies: Parents, Let the Experts Decide

PR Firm, EducationNC, has a new article up by Ann McColl. She harps on the policy of the schools as having the right to decide what your kid reads and sees at school.

In a nutshell: Parents, you should let the ‘experts’ decide what your kids read and learn.

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Gee, A Little Heavy Handed With the Common Core Love @EducationNC?

EducationNC is clearinghouse for driving education narratives. I’ve said this from day one and I stand by it. I’m not alone in that assessment, the public sees it too.

Two new cases in point, the Common Core Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) meets today and EducationNC throws up two really rather sadly trite pro-Common Core articles.

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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).

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’.

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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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Guest Post: A Rebuttal To Dr. Atkinson’s ‘State of Education’

Earlier this week, NC Superintendent and CCSSO President, Dr. June Atkinson gave a ‘State of Education’ set of remarks to Education PR Firm, EducationNC.

A citizen contacted me about this ‘statement’ and prepared one of their own. Read their rebuttal to Dr. Atkinson here. Continue reading

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