Wednesday, July 24, 2013

N. Carolina lawmakers scrapping tenure, introducing a voucher program

By Victor Skinner 
North Carolina lawmakers recently passed a new state budget that includes education reforms that would improve teacher quality and expand school choice options for families.  Republican leaders in the state House and Senate recently announced they’ve reached agreement on a $20.6 billion budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that includes a $23.6 million provision “that scraps the longstanding teacher tenure system in favor of employing educators on contracts that are renewed based on performance reviews,” the Associated Press reports……. It’s the first time in over a century Republicans have gained full control over state government, and it appears they’re using their time to make long-overdue changes in education that Democrats and the state’s teachers organizations strongly oppose.
That means they are putting students and their interests first. That’s the way it should be....To Read More....
 

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