The men behind the curtain

The men behind the curtain

ShareTo look at GOP graphs explaining public education funding, you’d think that the legislature didn’t start paying for public schools until 2008. Every one begins with a downward trend for two years and then a dramatic upswing when Republicans took control. Like Oz...
Stay on message

Stay on message

ShareDemocrats have the right message on education and they need to stick with it. North Carolina is 37th in teacher pay and 39thin per pupil spending. Republicans in Raleigh let our public schools down, denying them text books, supplies and support staff. Instead,...
Rigging academia

Rigging academia

ShareFor years conservatives have complained that liberals are controlling our colleges and universities, especially public ones, and squashing academic freedom. Now, it turns out that private donors are using their money to exert influence over the administration of...
Separate but equal redux

Separate but equal redux

ShareNorth Carolina is back in the news for GOP attempts to reverse the progress that the state has made over the past 50 years. This time, a Bloomberg article highlights attempts to re-segregate our public schools. The GOP is considering ways to breakup county-wide...

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