Tag: Education

After SPIN! Video – “Should public money go to private schools?”

| May 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee –The legislature seems to favor expanding opportunity scholarships, vouches for low income students to attend private schools. Have we had enough experience with them to determine how well they are working? What do you see as the pro and con on these scholarships?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Was the Legislature wrong to take away teacher tenure?”

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee – Our State Supreme Court recently ruled that the legislature acted wrongly in taking away career status or tenure from teachers who had already gained tenure. Was this the correct decision and how does it affect younger teachers?”

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After SPIN! Video – “Is the Dept. of Public Instruction useless?”

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Connie Wilson – New Hanover County School Board Member Tammy Covil recently was quoted as saying that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education were two of the “useless and should be shut down.” Do you agree? If not, why not?”

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After SPIN! Video – “What will it mean if teacher tenure is abolished?”

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee – The 2013 session of the legislature passed a law that eliminated career status or tenure for teachers. That law is being challenged and our Supreme Court is considering whether eliminating this provision is constitutional. Why is this an important case and what will it mean if teacher tenure […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Will free college work and who should pay for it?”

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – One of Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign proposals is to make college free to American students. The Civitas Institute recently wrote a column saying this was a bad idea because somebody would have to pay and that students need to have some skin in the game. Is this a […]

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After SPIN! Video -“What should NC do to avoid a teacher shortage?”

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Dave Diamont – There has been much conversation about the decreasing numbers of students wanting to enter the teaching profession. To be sure the fact that our state is 43rd in the nation in teacher pay plays into that decrease but what should North Carolina do to ensure we don’t encounter […]

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NC SPIN episode # 901 – Air Date 2/7/2016

| February 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

Watch NC SPIN online!  Join us this week when we present a special program on public education that was recorded a couple of weeks ago at the January 2016 Public School Forum’s Eggs and Issues breakfast.

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After SPIN! Video – “Are too many North Carolina public schools failing?”

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee – On the last NC SPIN we talked about the tension between charter schools and traditional public schools. Our legislature has indicated they think public schools are failing and are expanding choices for parents, including vouchers for private schools. You are heavily involved in education issues and we would […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Are there some college students who shouldn’t bother with college?”

| December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Joe Mavretic – George Mason University professor Walter Williams recently wrote a column saying that most college students don’t belong in college. Too many get diplomas but end up in jobs that don’t require a college degree and that college is not a wise use of their time and money. What […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How will new No Child Left Behind requirements affect NC?”

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – The No Child Left Behind program has been widely criticized but Congress has approved changes that would allow North Carolina more flexibility in testing and in determining success. North Carolina already had received a waiver from many of the requirements so how will this new approach affect our […]

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