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So, in the PS1 packet this morning is the #wcpss board's imaginary 'charter school tax'

We are being given a history lesson by Policy Watch's Rob Schofield about the "far right" former WCPSS school board and their "fluke" election.
Schofield says corporations and #schoolchoice are "picking winners and losers".

Equates choice with "privatization' and 'segregation'.
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NCSBE gots on the "Equity" train at their meeting this month.

At the meeting, James Ford was asked simply to define "Equity."

His didn't answer the question. He provided, instead, a buzzword word salad.

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Here's the article that quote came from.
It goes on to recite the same lines we've heard for a decade now about black students, yet like Ford's CREED project, offers no solutions save one... (next tweet)…
SBE Chairman Eric Davis gave us a hint:
“This is our intentional effort to push back on those forces and to do things to create a necessary change so that every student in North Carolina gets the education we need them to have and they deserve."

What forces?
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The fact our state does not have a uniform system of background checks is just 1 aspect of the problem NC has with teachers being arrested for sexual contact with students.…
#nced #ncga
For years I've tracked teacher arrests at a national level, but then with a focusing on NC. Some arrests are for drugs, DWI or other reasons, but the vast majority are for sexual offenses with kids. I've called this activity the #QuietEpidemic…
#nced #ncga
I tracked NC arrests reported by media and through tips sent to me by law enforcement.
2016 34 arrests
2017 55 arrests
2018 41 arrests
2019 39 arrests (So far.)
#nced #ncga
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This is the NEA, which is the parent org to the @ncae.
The President of the NCAE, Mark Jewell, is running for a position on the NEA Executive Committee.
#nced #ncpol
@ncae In addition to supporting abortion, the #NEA adopted more measures dealing with politics and social justice than they did education-related items.
Including slave reparations, "white fragility" training, & others. (more)…
Changing calendars so that Election day can become a "day of action" and promoting the "goals of unionism."

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According to DPI, since the 2013-14 academic year, Black students in NC received the most short-term and long-term suspensions, the most placements in alternative learning programs for disciplinary reasons, and made up the largest percentage of student expulsions (67 percent).
This is despite, on average, Blacks making up just over a quarter of students compared to about 50 percent for Whites. Black males made up just under 13 percent of the student population in 2017-18, but had the highest rate of short-term suspensions (4.15 per 100).
Black males had the second highest rate of long-term suspensions (122 per 100,000) behind American Indian males.
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Today, teachers got an email from Mark Johnson, @MarkRJohnsonNC about a new website that shows how money is spent in NC public schools. His intro video and the headline numbers make the funding amounts seem impressive... But they're really woefully inadequate (thread) #nced
Sidebar: the new website is a slick SAS production that I'm sure cost the state a pretty penny to make available. Forgive me if I don't jump for joy at sending more money to SAS when they have built such a quality product in EVAAS </sarcasm>.
I'm going to focus on the instructional supply and textbook money. To be clear, this website includes all funding sources: state, local and federal. The site trumpets $511 per teacher in instructional supplies and $795 per teacher in textbook funding.
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A private school will become one of North Carolina’s newest charter schools…
"Hobgood Academy was founded in 1969 and opened in September 1970. IMO, this was a direct response to the U.S. Justice Department’s rejection of the Halifax County Schools District’s plan of desegregation in March 1969 that did not comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
"The county’s White residents resisted integration in public education so much so that the late Rep. Thorne Gregory, who was from Scotland Neck, actually filed a bill in January of 1969 to establish a separate school district for his hometown.
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Quick #nced thread - article later.
This one is about "Red4EdNC". The group that linked up with Hope Street Group & tried to silence parents during the Common Core debate, is tied to every teacher protest of any kind & was originally a Yevonne Brannon linked offshoot.
Their latest stunt after June's teacher strike is a 'teacher congress'. It seems like this group, which is made up of NCAE/Organize2020 members, want 'more of a voice' at the legislature - which is what the NCAE's job is, but hey who cares what those dues go towards, right?
This 'teacher congress' is a means to push their main agenda item: the destruction of #SchoolChoice.
How are they going to pull off this 'congress'? By fundraising, of course. But there's a problem there.
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