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Sep 9 14 6:06 PM
Hi Lee Edumakated !
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Sep 10 14 2:07 PM
Sep 10 14 2:09 PM
dparks wrote:We do not have money for textbooks but we do have money to buy every student in Davidson County a laptop?
Could it be we just think we have the money?
Ya know when we have to send supply after supply to school every week we are footing the bill even the more.
But that's okay for the one's that can afford these supplies every week but what about the one's that can't?
Sep 10 14 2:13 PM
Maybe this guy could help us out-I like His MESSAGE!
Sep 10 14 2:17 PM
I no longer see Democrat and Republican-
I see the person behind the message that will try their utmost best to make some drastic changes in our state and country, and who will do their very best to do the right thing in every situation.
Sep 10 14 2:34 PM
"Republicans in North Carolina are forever falling all over themselves to claim they didn’t make cuts to public education. Their argument is all semantics. Yes, in raw dollars there may have been more money in the budget, but the funding didn’t keep up with the combination of inflation and growth in the number of students. But none of that really matters. They definitely underfunded it and that’s their fault."
"The latest proof is in the Asheville Citizens-Times. The paper notes that high school students in Asheville will be sharing texts book because of a shortage this year. And then the paper lays out the spending problem. In 2009-10, the state spent $111 million on textbooks, about $76 per student. Since they’ve been in power, Republicans have been spending about $23 million or about $15 per student. That’s a huge gap."
Yes it is-
Sep 10 14 2:43 PM
Sep 10 14 3:00 PM
High Rock Lake Pirate
dparks wrote:Students have been sharing textbooks for YEARS. This is nothing new. Antics with semantics and cookin the books is more like it. Hagan has to go. Rubber stamping anything and everything her fearless leader wants.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/06/18/emilys-list-misfires-with-attack-ad-on-education-funding-cuts/http://www.wral.com/fact-check-a-500-million-education-that-isn-t-quite-what-it-seems/13935936/
Sep 10 14 5:04 PM
Sep 10 14 6:54 PM
The bottom line:
"If you’re a student “living” the education policy decisions of the 2013-14 North Carolina General Assembly, you can be forgiven for wondering if state leaders are thinking less about you and more about their next election."
This nailed it right on the head.
Sep 10 14 8:19 PM
Here's a Good Letter you may enjoy dp-
Faculty within the UNC system are not included in the raises given to state employees FYI, so I hear. Once again, NCGOP expresses how it feels about education, something not worthy of value, not worthy of funding, not worthy of supporting.
I find the politics of NC to be very strange – apparently NCGOP was elected on a “reform” platform and then they all defend doing just what the Democrats did (payback time!)
Their absolute loathing of education is a travesty. There ARE voters who believe NCGOP has “increased” funding for education. Anyone with children in the system knows otherwise. I don’t know ANY parent who is not outraged.
NCGOP talks about “markets” as if they know anything about it. They protected the yacht tax break as they got rid of the tax-free holiday for school supplies. And they are absolutely clueless that in the market for teachers, NC scrapes the bottom. We are losing talented teachers – both K-12 and in UNC system. It will be tough to pull back from this free-fall.
Really, if people want NC to have a future at all, these anti-education politicians absolutely must be voted out. They are not “reforming” education – they are destroying it.
The most terrifying thing I read this week – the suggestion that Art Pope is seeking the presidency of the UNC system. I cannot imagine a worse thing to happen to this state – the utter destruction of a once-very fine system of public universities.
Sep 10 14 9:26 PM
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Sep 11 14 8:59 AM
dparks wrote:Mr. Pirate, what bugs me is the way people keep shouting about McCrory/Tillis nor caring about the teachers when teachers had a wage freeze under Easley and a 1 1/2% under Hagan. I really appreciate teachers and after subbing for several years, I know what they have to put up with as far as some of the little snots in school these days. But all this "crying" doesn't win them any friends. As I said in another post, a married couple, both teachers making the "max" about $80,000 a year combined, and they wanted to buy a new car but couldn't afford it.????????? I wonder what they spend their money on and wonder if they are that poor at managing money, are they smart enough to be teachers?
Sep 11 14 9:02 AM
slinky wrote:Lexie, your last 2 posts hit the nail on the head regarding public education in NC. Anyone who disagrees with the posts is either uninformed, ignorant or a Republican apologist. You did good, girl.
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Sep 11 14 4:02 PM
slinky wrote:I hate to tell you folks, I'm no liberal. The so-called conservatives have taken conservatism to a new, low level.
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