NC Teacher Instructs Kids on How Republican Policies Hurt Schools
EAG News reported:
It appears that one North Carolina teacher is getting into the spirit of the new Common Core learning standards that promote the use of “informational” texts in the classroom.
According to the StopCommonCoreNC.com, a fourth-grade teacher with Henderson County Public Schools gave students a brief reading assignment, titled “Raleigh’s Educational Plan.”
The assignment begins this way:
“North Carolina’s Republican leaders seem determined to undermine a strong early childhood education. Governor Pat McCrory’s proposed 2013-14 state budget would reduce funding for teacher assistants by 2.27 million dollars, which will reduce the number of teacher assistants positions in Henderson County Public Schools by almost 50 percent.”
The assignment then quotes district Superintendent David Jones as saying “it’s premature” to talk about the number of teacher assistants who might be laid off, due to budget constraints.
“Perhaps, but it’s not to [sic] early for teachers and parents too [sic] start calling the governor’s office to explain what drastically cutting teacher assistant positions would do to the quality of education in our classrooms,” the assignment reads.
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