Separate charter-school board for state could have negative impact on public education

A legislative bill that establishes a North Carolina Public Charter School Board, removing most charter-school oversight from the State Board of Education, could have a negative impact on both the original intent for charter schools in this state and the funding of conventional public schools. Opposed by Bill Cobey, the current administration’s board of education chairman, SB 337 was passed by the Senate last week and is now being considered in the House. Sen. Ralph Hise, Republican of Spruce Pine is the only WNC co-sponsor of the bill. Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Democrat of Buncombe County, voted against the bill; Sen. Tom Apodaca, Republican representing Buncombe and Henderson counties, voted in favor.


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  1. Bill "MF" Jones

    Good! About time! I am not anti-school system, anti-Raleigh or anti-government, but our school system is totally screwed up! Let’s face it, our school administrators are either clinically insane or have been pulling off the largest fraud in US history. Why, we spend more on education in this country and get less out of it than any other public service. Reason, it’s so simple that even a first grader can figure it out, no competition. Competition makes everything better, yes that’s right we are the greatest nation the world has ever seen because we compete and welcome it! However education is different, we think that throwing money at something without an option for those “receiving the disservice” results in success. What to do: give students at failing schools an option, take your portion of the tax dollars to a private or charter school or use the tax dollars to commute into a better school district. Make the schools compete for students give no merit of where you live what’s your district etc. If you want to go to school X and you are not satisfied with you school Y, transfer to X and take your state allotted money with you. Another thing, and I only ask this from someone who is married to an education worker. Please for the love of all that is good in this world, PLEASE start paying teacher a living wage. minimum for 1st year teacher should be $50k, give them a $1k pay increase every year so by time they retire at 65 then can be earning $90k. However do away with that absurd 25 year rule allowing them to take full retirement after 25 years. Don’t care if that is why you got into teaching, don’t care if you feel wronged, suck it up like the rest of us out here in the real world struggling to get by. If you do not like it, don’t become a teacher! If you are already a teacher and do not want to be mistreated, deal with it! Your getting a raise with my plan and you can suck it up like the rest of us!

    Go Charter Schools! They will make our system better!

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