First off, I hope everyone here in NC is weathering this storm ok, especially our friends at the coast and in the eastern part of the state. Here in Cary, we have wind and rain, but thankfully, power (for now).
As we get deeper into election season, there are lots of claims going around about education, and funding it specifically. This week, Kris Nordstrom took on one of Phil Berger’s education claims and explains why it’s less than honest: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2018/09/10/legislative-leaders-latest-claims-about-nc-education-funding-are-bogus/
One of North Carolina’s own teachers, NaShonda Cooke, was featured in Time Magazine this week, as part of a report on what it means to be a teacher in the United States:
In national news, a Federal Court struck down the U.S. Department of Education’s efforts to delay implementation of rules designed to protect students defrauded by for-profit colleges. https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647367937/student-borrowers-and-advocates-win-court-case-against-devos
And this week, Stu Egan wrote about Mark Johnson’s spiffy new website, which apparently went live at the same time that the state-run DPI websites were taken down because of the hurricane: https://caffeinatedrage.com/2018/09/14/literally-using-hurricane-florence-to-launch-a-personal-campaign-website-mark-johnsons-www-ncsuperintendent-com/
That’s all for now. Time to get my kids to settle down in the camp they’ve built in the living room. Stay safe, y’all.