Tag: NC Education

After SPIN! Video – “How are North Carolina students doing?”

| May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to John Hood – The National Assessment for Education Progress recently released their latest Report Card of the states. In North Carolina 8th graders scored 4 points below the national average in reading and, while they matched the national average in math, the average declined five points from last year. What’s your […]

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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 -“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 # 903 – Air Date 2/21/2016

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics: The Redistricting Saga, Duke’s $7 Million Coal Ash Settlement, Low Performing Schools, and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: David Diamont, Former Legislator Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Doug Raymond, Political Consultant, Specializing in Messaging Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Were Read to Achieve funds diverted by the legislature?”

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson have been locked in an argument about whether funds intended to be used for Read to Achieve improvements were diverted to fund salary positions the legislature cut from the budget. What’s your interpretation of […]

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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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NC SPIN episode # 892 – Air Date 12/6/15

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics: The Triple Play Primary, Student Protests at UNC, New K-12 Curriculum Recommendations, #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Dan Blue III, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Connie Wilson, Former Legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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NC SPIN episode # 886 – Air Date 10/18/15

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online! Topics: Cooper’s in, Ross is in, Cowell’s Out and the Elections are Off and Running, Reducing Retiree Health Fund Debt, Third Grade Reading Proficiency, #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Brad Crone, Political consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Connie Wilson, Former legislator Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “Is the new State Charter Schools office justified?”

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Becki Gray – The legislature has approved a new Office of State Charter Schools and shifts management of these charters from the Department of Public Instruction to the State Board of Education. Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson says it can be likened to moving from your current home to your […]

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After SPIN! Video – “Should the state close failing schools?”

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Chris Fitzsimon – Representative Rob Bryan wants to start a pilot project that would choose five of the worst performing public schools in the state and either force them to close or be taken over by successful charter schools.  He is following similar programs in New Orleans and Tennessee. He asks […]

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