NC posts data on ed spending & teacher compensation

The Superintendent for Public Instruction in North Carolina unveiled a new "data dashboard" website - so everyone has access to the information on education spending.

For example:

The state numbers are pretty close to our local numbers:

Meanwhile, Republican state lawmakers are looking to block future strikes by teachers.

From the News & Observer:

The state House Education budget released on Friday would change state law to say that schools can’t give permission for teachers to use personal leave on a school day unless they can confirm that a substitute teacher is available. School districts have cited the lack of substitutes to cancel classes, both for last year’s mass teacher rally and the one scheduled for May 1 in Raleigh.

This is obviously a response to district administrators around the state who are helping the (non)union's Teacher Cut Out Day.

District officials have been granting personal day requests from teachers and then claiming there aren't enough substitutes for the day, so they close the schools down. This lets the teachers go to the state capitol to engage in "union activity."

It's a dishonest and corrupt mechanism school leaders are using to abet the NCAE extortion effort. So, lawmakers are looking to make it clear - if there is no substitute to fill in, then administrators don't get to approve the requests.

Pete's Prep: Friday, April 26, 2019

  • From the Times-News: The newly-elected sheriff of Henderson County says his office will be renewing the federal 287(g) program.
  • Democratic consultant Thomas Mills at PoliticsNC: " ...Democrats have a chance to push back and build a broad-based coalition that shifts both the center of power and the political debate. North Carolina Democrats should lead the way..."
  • John Trump writes at Carolina Journal: "Restaurateurs and retailers are getting behind a move by House lawmakers that would fix the antiquated way North Carolina stores, distributes and sells spirits."

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