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TSF

Cameron, NC

#41222 Jul 24, 2013
NC has had one of the nation's most advanced and effective community college systems. Republikans are dismantling that also.
There is nothing else they could do to more effectively damage NC's future. Possibly we should require DNA testing instead of picture ID for voting . I am suspicious that many republican legislators and voters are not of this Earth.
waco1909 wrote:
I don't know how education can rescue NC from its current economic slump.With jobs becoming more and more specialized, one would think that perhaps technical schools would be the way to go.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41223 Jul 24, 2013
Transforming Education

Governor McCrory is following through on his commitment to transform education by empowering North Carolina’s hardworking teachers and expanding opportunities for students to get the necessary skills and knowledge for success. His recommended budget:

Increases investment in early childhood education. The governor's budget allocates an additional $52.4 million over two years to fund services for an additional 5,000 at-risk four year olds, to serve a total of 30,000 four year olds per year through NC Pre-K.
Hires 1,800 more full-time teachers. The McCrory administration prioritizes resources on hiring more full-time certified teachers throughout North Carolina over the next two years rather than classroom assistants to help our students succeed in the classroom.
Dedicates more resources for digital learning. Governor McCrory’s budget follows through on his commitment to expand digital learning initiatives and promote technology in the classroom with $43 million in additional funding over two years. Lottery funds are directed to support the purchase of reading tablets and technology to help address 3rd grade reading achievement and other high priorities.
Establishes the Center for Safer Schools. Following through on his commitment to protect North Carolina's children, the governor's budget provides $625,000 over two years for the Center for Safer Schools to provide training and technical support to educators, law enforcement agencies, and parents.
Continues the implementation of the Excellent Public Schools Act. Governor McCrory’s budget provides $28 million in additional funding to help improve third grade reading proficiency. Funds will be used for summer reading camps and reading plans for parents.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41224 Jul 24, 2013
Makes investments to ensure high school graduates are college and career ready. The governor's budget delivers on his vision of strengthening K-12 education and decreasing the need for remedial courses in higher education.$7.5 million is provided for diagnostics in grades 8-12 to identify students in need of assistance and provide individualized student instructional strategies to help ensure students graduate career and college ready.
Increases funding for high-demand courses in Community Colleges. The governor’s budget provides $32 million in additional funds over two years for resource-intensive community college programs in high demand by employers such as engineering, vocational and technology training.
Increases funding for technical education in Community Colleges. The governor's budget increases funding by $28 million over two years for technical education equipment and infrastructure in North Carolina's Community College system.
Supports university system’s effort to align higher education with changing market needs and current economic conditions. The governor's budget follows through on his commitment to promote enrollment in high-demand fields and align educational needs with the marketplace. It provides $63 million over two years to help fund the University of North Carolina’s Strategic Directions Plan, which will prepare students for workforce demands in various high-growth sectors.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41225 Jul 24, 2013
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41226 Jul 24, 2013
This is from the 2012-2013 Budget from the Gov.'s office. What is "attacking" about it? The US education system needs "overhauling" as everyone knows, where do you start?

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#41227 Jul 24, 2013
TSF it does seem as though "Dang"has rendered your posts to be embarrassingly inaccurate.Hiring 1800 more teachers, and full time ones at that! TSF you really should check your posts before you put them up.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#41228 Jul 24, 2013
Look TSF, just read Dangs' post that is headlined"transforming education". Do you like any of it?
Real Teacher

Lenoir, NC

#41229 Jul 24, 2013
TSF your posts are horribly slanted and inaccurate.You are obviously intelligent,but you are not applying yourself.Perhaps your sources are simply biased.
New Guy

Lenoir, NC

#41230 Jul 24, 2013
I`ve noticed that people on Topix are very prone to post statistics that back up their political leanings."Dang" usually uses legitimate govt. sites.Good for you "Dang",even though you make me look bad sometimes!!
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41231 Jul 24, 2013
You probably also fall for the big sales pitches that give you 18 % off but raised the price by 75%.

So if we fire 7500 full time teachers in all but hire 1800 full time in pre school and K , that is a LOSS of 5700 teachers.

What is embarrassing is the the lack of understanding of simple math that would allow anyone to be deceived by that flim flam.
waco1909 wrote:
TSF it does seem as though "Dang"has rendered your posts to be embarrassingly inaccurate.Hiring 1800 more teachers, and full time ones at that! TSF you really should check your posts before you put them up.
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41232 Jul 24, 2013
Well yea. It SOUNDS great. Problem is that it emphasizes a very few positives while failing to mention the devastation of the overall system.
waco1909 wrote:
Look TSF, just read Dangs' post that is headlined"transforming education". Do you like any of it?
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41233 Jul 24, 2013
You need to check facts, or also could be using slanted sources. I proudly admit bias against the republican kommies.
Real Teacher wrote:
TSF your posts are horribly slanted and inaccurate.You are obviously intelligent,but you are not applying yourself.Perhaps your sources are simply biased.
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41234 Jul 24, 2013
Cleaning up and taking a shower seems like a good idea. But looking around back and seeing $500 million dollars in cuts seems to have a strange parallel to Mercedes on blocks with the exhaust pipes hooked to the shower.
waco1909 wrote:
Look TSF, just read Dangs' post that is headlined"transforming education". Do you like any of it?
waco1909

Lenoir, NC

#41235 Jul 24, 2013
TSF wrote:
You probably also fall for the big sales pitches that give you 18 % off but raised the price by 75%.
So if we fire 7500 full time teachers in all but hire 1800 full time in pre school and K , that is a LOSS of 5700 teachers.
What is embarrassing is the the lack of understanding of simple math that would allow anyone to be deceived by that flim flam.
<quoted text>
Then,enlighten us.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41236 Jul 24, 2013
TSF wrote:
You probably also fall for the big sales pitches that give you 18 % off but raised the price by 75%.
So if we fire 7500 full time teachers in all but hire 1800 full time in pre school and K , that is a LOSS of 5700 teachers.
What is embarrassing is the the lack of understanding of simple math that would allow anyone to be deceived by that flim flam.
<quoted text>
So, how and where did you arrive at the firing of 7500 teachers? Will they not have recourse from that? Do they not have a contract with the state? I have a couple friends that are teachers neither of them have said they are worried about their jobs. Exactly, where will the job loss come from, you know I would love to check your resources?
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41237 Jul 24, 2013
I thought I already did.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text>Then,enlighten us.
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41238 Jul 24, 2013
Figures came from Bob Etheridge, former Superintendent of NC Public Instruction and former congressman. An additional 4000 classroom teachers and 3500teacher assistants will be dismissed by this budget. If there is anyone who could validate the figures and impact , I would think a former superintendent of NC public instruction would know.
As I explained earlier, NC teachers have a contract, signed at the beginning of each year for only one year of service. They are paid 10 months and laid off for 2 months each year, without pay. Most get paid 12 times per year only by allowing the state to hold their money and distribute their pay over 12 months instead of 10. One of the reasons a tenured teacher can be dismissed is because their position is not funded or that their position is no longer budgeted.. Do they have a recourse? Not with the school system. What makes it crazy is that the teacher assistants are great bang for the buck because of their low pay.
That within itself shows that efficiency and cost effectiveness is not the republican goal.
Dang wrote:
<quoted text>So, how and where did you arrive at the firing of 7500 teachers? Will they not have recourse from that? Do they not have a contract with the state? I have a couple friends that are teachers neither of them have said they are worried about their jobs. Exactly, where will the job loss come from, you know I would love to check your resources?
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41239 Jul 24, 2013
"Having gained a reputation for his strong stances on educational issues, he was elected in 1988 and served two terms (1989–1996) as North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.[3]"
"Who are you?" incident

In June 2010, Etheridge was approached by two young men on a Washington, D.C., sidewalk. The pair, who identified themselves as students working on a project, asked Etheridge if he "fully supported the Obama agenda" while videorecording his response. In the video, Etheridge first says "Who are you?" repeatedly, then is seen grabbing one of the young men by the wrists, neck, and back of the shirt, while repeatedly asking the young men who they were. The young men responded that they were "students working on a project". One of them is heard asking the congressman three times to let go of him while the Congressman continued to hold on to him.[14] Etheridge later apologized for the incident in a statement saying "I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction, and I apologize to all involved".[15] Etheridge called a press conference where he stated that there was no excuse for his actions. He refused to speculate on the motivation of those involved and said that it had been a "long day".[16] An article in the New York Times subsequently stated that unnamed "Republican political strategists acknowledge they were behind the episode."[17]

Political analysts commented on the potential effect of this confrontation on Etheridge's chances of re-election against Republican candidate Renee Ellmers.[18][19][20] Subsequently on June 18, a 32-year-old man said he had been a victim of a similar incident occurring in 1996 in which Etheridge grabbed him when he was a high school student.[21] That report was later disputed by the retired principal who stated that "the student was in the wrong".[22] Hate to tell ya, but I would not put much stock in Etheridge. Been a while since he's been in the education system. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Etheridge#Ea...
waco1909

Lenoir, NC

#41240 Jul 24, 2013
TSF wrote:
I thought I already did.
<quoted text>
The Etheridge who assaulted two students in a drunken rage??? Be real TSF!!!This was on video!!
TSF

Cameron, NC

#41241 Jul 24, 2013
Yes, I saw that. He did not appear to be drunk, just pissed. If he even drowned a nest of cats when he was 10, that does not change the fact that this budget cuts $500 million from education and is effectively the start of dismantling public education. As a former congressman and Superintendent of public education, he probably has more insight than most of our blog posters, including myself. I understand take no prisoners politics. But shooting you own children in both feet and crippling their future to spite democrats and give tax breaks to the wealthy just makes no sense to me. Framing our state as anti education idiot bumpkins certainly does nothing to improve the attractiveness of our state to modern business, so I don't buy that BS either. Maybe we could also pass a law requiring republikans to drink poison and handle poisonous reptiles to prove their faith in Jesus.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text>The Etheridge who assaulted two students in a drunken rage??? Be real TSF!!!This was on video!!

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