Tag: teachers

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 -“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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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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NC SPIN episode # 884 – Air Date 10/11/15

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics:  Session Wrap-up, The Campaigns Begin, 50th in the Nation for Treatment of Teachers, #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, former Secretary of State & Attorney General 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 – “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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After SPIN! Video – “What other areas will suffer from eliminating teacher assistants?”

| August 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

After SPIN! “Question to Doug Raymond – The State Senate budget contains a provision to eliminate Teacher Assistants. In a former life you were a public school teacher.  The Senate also wants to hire a number of new teachers to replace the assistants and reduce class sizes. Educators say with school about to begin they […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How will teacher assistant layoffs impact education?”

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Becki Gray – Recent numbers show North Carolina’s unemployment rate is inching up over the past several months. Now the Senate budget is talking about laying off as many as 8,500 Teacher Assistants. This would be the biggest layoff in state history. That can’t have a positive impact on our economy. […]

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After SPIN! Video – “How did lawmakers take Coach K’s education remarks?”

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Brad – Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke team were honored this week by the legislature. But the coach said he’d heard enough talk about himself and had a message of his own for the lawmakers. He told lawmakers to, “Always remember education.” The “real heroes” in North […]

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NC SPIN episode # 858 – Air Date 4/12/15

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

On this week’s NC SPIN: A state of Seniors, The 2016 “Triple Play” Election, School grading reprieve and #Tellussomethingwedontknow Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, Columnist, Carolina Journal John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! – “Should Wake County get to open charter schools and set their own calendar?”

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! – “Question to Phil Kirk – The state’s largest school system, Wake County, wants the legislature to give them the authority to open their own Charter Schools and also the flexibility to set dates for setting the school calendar when they want. What do you think of these requests and what might result […]

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