Like many educators in NC's largest city, Charlotte teacher Justin Parmenter returned to the classroom Monday in the midst of a resurgence in the state's COVID cases. (Image via Justin Parmenter)
Diary of a Teacher Day 1: Back in the Classroom

Some NC schools opened despite COVID. An educator talks nervous kids, nervous teachers, and teaching in-person and virtually—at the same time.

In this May 2018 file photo, lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. We're launching "Cardinal Voices" to feature the voices of the everyday North Carolinians speaking on the most important issues of the day. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Search for Silver Linings in a Disastrous Election for NC Educators

A Charlotte educator explains why the 2020 election in NC was such a crushing defeat for many teachers, and offers at least one silver lining.

It's been a long decade for public education in North Carolina. A NC teacher says candidate Catherine Truitt would only prolong the misery. (Image via Shutterstock)
Catherine Truitt Is Just Another Mark Johnson, NC Teacher Says

A NC educator says the state superintendent candidate Catherine Truitt goes too easy on a legislature that’s wreaked havoc on public schools.

Virtual school is in. But with a half-million NC kids without the internet access they need, how equitable is it? (Image via Shutterstock)
Virtual Schools Are Starting. But Half a Million NC Kids Don’t Have the Internet Access They Need.

Coronavirus and virtual schools has laid bare the essential nature of broadband in NC. It’s time to get serious about solutions.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. A NC teacher says Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore have overseen a punishing decade for public education. She's calling on North Carolinians to vote as if their schools are at stake. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
From a Teacher: Stop Using Equity as a Prop for School Reopening, Sen. Berger

The NC Senate head, whose leadership has been very bad for education, should stay away from equity arguments on school reopening during the coronavirus.

A NC teacher says recent remarks by GOP superintendent candidate Catherine Truitt raises some red flags. (Photo via Truitt's campaign page)
From a Teacher: NC Schools Don’t Need A Polite Superintendent — They Need Someone To Fight Like Hell

After a decade of bad education policy from the NC General Assembly, NC’s new superintendent shouldn’t be concerned about hurting Republicans’ feelings.

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Coronavirus Is No Excuse for NC Lawmakers’ Leandro Failure

Pandemics do not relieve North Carolina lawmakers of their constitutional mandate from the Leandro case to provide a “sound basic education.”