Tag: Education

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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After SPIN! Video – “Should low-performing schools have more flexibility?”

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Doug Raymond – The State Board of Education is considering a policy change that would allow struggling Public Schools to have more of the flexibility that charter schools now have. Charters don’t have to follow all state rules and policies, can add days to the school calendar and have flexibility in […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should teachers remain employed while taking leave?”

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Connie Wilson – Republican legislators are criticizing school boards for allowing teachers to remain employed while taking leave to work for state organizations. Specifically, the group is aiming at Rodney Ellis, who works for NCAE. That group reimburses Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools for Ellis’ salary and benefits. Is it a case […]

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After SPIN! Video -“Can we decrease school tests and increase accountability?”

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Doug Raymond – A comprehensive study of 55 big-city schools reveals that students will take 100 required tests before high school graduation, spending between 20-25 hours per year taking standardized tests. We talk about reducing the number of tests but we also insist on accountability. How can we balance these two?”

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