“This legislation is not an attack on any group but a reinforcement of the belief that parents should have a primary role in their children’s moral and educational development.”
Xpress readers engaged with a wide range of local issues in 2023 — from concerns about downtown Asheville to infrastructure priorities, a possible single-use plastic bag ban, education issues and more.
“It takes resources to serve kids [with autism],” notes David Laxton, spokesperson for an advocacy organization called Autism Society of North Carolina. “It also takes training for the teachers and collaboration with families and other folks that are involved in those students’ lives.”
“I know from personal experience that she strives to create positive, inclusive and quality education for all Asheville City Schools students.”
“And if Sen. Edwards wants kids to talk more about protons than pronouns, how about funding up-to-date science labs in our public schools staffed by decently paid teachers?”
“Legislation of this kind will only teach straight kids that it is OK to bully their trans and gay classmates even more.”
“We must elect candidates who are committed to legislating robust, fair funding for public schools in a fast-changing and complex 21st century.”
“Where is the evidence that this wholesale testing of children once a year enhances a child’s educational progress or improves our schooling system?”
“If the district is truly committed to fixing this alarming achievement gap between black and white students, it must work to make specific changes in its own treatment of black students.”
“So if we are going to rise forth, let us begin to courageously open the gates of true intellect and research and let go of holding back hidden facts in fear.”
“I was thrilled to learn that Brian has experience working in higher education and understands the pros and cons to our public schools on a systemic level.”
Have you noticed that prices are dropping and you can get more for less these days? We haven’t either, but our lawmakers are acting as if this were true. Our current state budget touts a $1 billion increase in educational funding, but little is said about how much of that money actually reaches classrooms. In […]
Confused by competing political claims over public school funding in the recently approved North Carolina budget? The N.C. Department of Public Instruction prepared an analysis with the aim of clarifying the budget’s impact on schools.
As dozens of young children played in downtown Asheville’s interactive water fountain, more than 50 adults criticized state legislation they say could jeopardize the future of educators, North Carolinians and the lives of the children playing in the nearby fountain. (Photo by Max Cooper)
N.C. Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger and House Republican Leader Paul Stam issued a joint press release today calling for education reform, following the announcement that the state ranked 30th in the nation in the “Report Card on American Education” released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council.