Tag Archives: Lisa Baldwin

An #NCGA Christmas Present for Parents

I’ve just learned that Lisa Baldwin is running for the General Assembly.

This is a Christmas Present to parents! The idea of Tammy Covil and Lisa Baldwin in the legislature is a win for students and parents.
They are fighters and will definitely bring the boomstick!

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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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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‘Kite Runner’ Concerns Fall On Deaf Ears In Buncombe

You can’t say that Lisa Baldwin hasn’t fought the good fight over the use of The Kite Runner, which includes graphic homosexual rape scenes, suicide and violent beatings, in her child’s Buncombe county school. Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Another NC Reading Assignment Questioned

At the end of last month, I wrote about a former Buncombe School Board member questioning a reading assignment given to their child for an Honors class.

That board member is Lisa Baldwin and her scenario regarding the book The Kite Runner is a shining example of why I have begun blogging about parental rights in education in North Carolina.

Baldwin’s objections to The Kite Runner saw some traction and press from the Asheville-Citizen Times, but as is typical in NC media, the outlet didn’t tell the whole story. The Asheville Citizens times left out key pieces, which Baldwin corrects on her blog in the article, What The Asheville Citizen-Times Didn’t Disclose…

READING… ‘IT’S FUNDAMENTAL’… 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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NC Civics Test Question On The Constitution

With all the crazy examples of ‘modified’ teaching of the U.S. Constitution floating around out there coupled with the fundamentally flawed and experimental Common Core Standards, parents these days have to scrutinize what is being put to their kids more than ever. Take the example sent to me from Buncombe County, North Carolina. In April, a 9th grade student in Buncombe county schools found themselves answering “E” to this question:

8. Which best demonstrates the US Constitution is a “living” document?

A. Over 20 Amendments are added to the Constitution each year.

B. Extends rights of criminals so that they can have equal justice under the law.

C. There have been 27 Amendments added to the Constitution.

D. The President, with the help of his cabinet, can make revisions to the Constitution.

Sigh. Continue reading

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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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