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The Word “Misunderstanding” Redefined By Supt. Atkinson?

If you’ve been following my series on Superintendent Atkinson being questioned about funds for the Excellent Public Schools Act being diverted into shifting personnel around, well, we have an update.

Dr. Atkinson has redefined “Misunderstanding”. Continue reading

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The Assessment Of Your Kindergartener

Common Core has been consuming a lot of my time lately on the blog, but a reader dropped something in my inbox I had not looked into before: The North Carolina Read To Achieve Kindergarten Entry Process. It is also known as the KEA, or Kindergarten Entry Assessment.

It would appear from my research that the North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction’s (NC DPI) plans to fully implement the KEA in the 2014-2015 school year.

View the KEA document at NC DPI here or on my Scribd repository here.
Visit the NC DPI Read to Achieve page here.
This program stems from the Race To The Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant. This grant, like the Race to The Top grant tied to Common Core, was also funded by the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), otherwise known as the ‘Stimulus’. North Carolina won $69.9 million from this grant in 2011: Continue reading

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Occupy Monday Agenda Would Cost $7 Billion To Fund

The Occupy Monday movement led by Defacto leader of the NC Democrats have been making a lot of demands. Bigger government intrusion, more spending, and desires for items without a thought to the budget North Carolina has to work with.

Barber describes these demands as his “Five Point Moral Framework”. Don’t be drinking anything when you read the list below.

Secure pro-labor, anti-poverty policies that ensure economic sustainability
Provide well-funded public education for all
Promote healthcare for all, including affordable access, the expansion of Medicaid, women’s health and environmental justice in every community
Address the inequalities in the criminal justice system and ensure equality under the law for every person regardless of race, class, creed, documentation or sexual preference
Protect and expand voting rights, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights and equal protection under the law
In a nutshell, the same demands made by Occupy Wall Street. Broad and vague with absolutely no specifics. That is a feature, not a bug in the design.

Rev. Barber’s demands would effectively erase all strides made to close the budget shortfall left behind by former Goveror Perdue. The demands add up to roughly $7 billion according to Senator Phil Berger’s office. See the statement to the press below: Continue reading

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As Predicted, Teacher Pay Raise Still Not Enough

We knew the NCAE would have a problem with a historic level of raises for teachers.

#NCAE: Treat us like professionals. #NCGA: Here’s a performance-based 4-yr contract + bonus. #NCAE: ……. You hate teachers! #NCpol

— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) May 29, 2014

State Superintendent and CCSSO President-elect, Dr. Atkinson throws in her two cents. Yes, it’s not enough for her either. Apparently, not enough blood came out of the stone. A $5,309 average raise is just not enough — Atkinson wants MOAR! Everything should be fixed all at once… but the real axe being ground here is that the Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) is going to get slashed by 30%.
GOOD — now that is something long overdue for a department that wields far too much power and has added pricey staff at an alarming rate.
From the press release at Department of Public Instruction, emphasis added: Continue reading

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Quahog’s Loss Is NC’s Gain.

So we’ve got an American Idol runner-up attempting to run against Rep. Ellmers, “The hair” running against Rep. Pittman and now another unfortunately coifed Democrat is apparently challenging Sen. Berger. Dear Mr. Osborne – The Beatles called, they want their haircut back. Add to the mix the recent Voller/Chavis debacle. Wow. NC Democrats sure are on the win wagon these days. Continue reading

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