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‘Silent Sam’ deal cost UNC-CH a $1.5M grant from major foundation donor

By admin / December 16, 2019

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in the world and they are in the final stages of withdrawing their grant after finding out the UNC Board of Governors agreed to a settlement giving the Sons of Confederate Veterans the monument and $2.5 million to maintain it. The Andrew W.…

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Leandro report released: What it will take for NC children to receive a sound, basic education

By admin / December 13, 2019

In the Leandro vs North Carolina case back in 1997, the North Carolina Supreme Court decided that the state was not meeting its constitutional obligation to provide all students with a sound basic education. More than 20 years later, the situation is worse, not better. Judge David Lee came up with recommendations to meet the mandates of…

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WRAL: NC sees decline in teachers passing exams and decline in teachers from colleges of education

By admin / December 5, 2019

A 20% drop in the number of teachers being produced in North Carolina can be directly related to a lack of real investment into teacher pay by lawmakers in Raleigh.  The most recent and rejected pay plan gave hard-working educators a paltry pay increase with some outrageous political strings attached.  Our legislators need to address this teacher…

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NC Teachers Back Governor’s Choice to Veto Pay-Raise Bills

By admin / November 11, 2019

Gov. Cooper on Friday vetoed what he called “paltry” pay raises for public school educators that were passed by state lawmakers with almost no Democratic votes in the state legislature. Teachers stood with Gov. Cooper during his veto announcement and teachers across the state are thanking Cooper for standing up for public education and against…

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Deadline passes for NC universities to change student IDs for use in voting

By admin / October 29, 2019

The deadline has passed for North Carolina colleges and universities to decide whether to update their student IDs so students can use them to vote in next year’s elections. So which colleges decided not to make it easier for their students to vote, and whose fault is it? All 17 UNC system schools applied to…

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A third of female undergraduate UNC students reported sexual assault, survey found

By admin / October 22, 2019

A new study has found that nearly half of women who have been studying at UNC-Chapel Hill for four or more years say they have been sexually assaulted that is at a four-year level or higher. This survey also stated that more than a third of all female undergraduate UNC students reported being sexually assaulted as well.…

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Wake Schools offers praise, an apology to 14-year-old who exposed student racism. Parents demand more.

By admin / October 17, 2019

Cenayia Pope Edwards stood her ground against racist group messages that had hateful messages against black students at East Wake HS in Wendell, NC. This Tuesday at the Wake County Public Schools board meeting,  her courageous efforts were acknowledged by the superintendent and board members. Cenayia’s efforts were praised, but those standing with Edwards want…

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News & Observer: A third of female undergraduate UNC students reported sexual assault, survey found

By admin / October 13, 2019

A new study has found that nearly half of women who have been studying at UNC-Chapel Hill for four or more years say they have been sexually assaulted that is at a four-year level or higher. This survey also stated that more than a third of all female undergraduate UNC students reported being sexually assaulted as well.…

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Teacher iPads shrouded in controversy finally delivered.

By admin / October 1, 2019

The office of Superintendent Mark Johnson says 3,200 iPads, some collecting dust in a Raleigh textbook warehouse for the past year, have finally – FINALLY – been delivered to educators around the state. Johnson, never missing a photo-op, has been posing with teachers across the state delivering iPads to schools in yet another act of self-promotion.…

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The Herald Sun: We’re getting what we pay for with NC schools, and that’s not good

By admin / September 13, 2019

When adjusted for inflation and enrollment, North Carolina’s classrooms are being funded 40% less than they were 10 years ago. Our teachers are not paid at the national average and our school support staff is not making a living wage. It’s time that our lawmakers put the needs of our students above tax cuts for…

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