Contributor, Cardinal & Pine
is a 7th grade English teacher and education advocate in Charlotte, NC. He writes about education and North Carolina politics at NotesfromtheChalkboard.com, and you can find him on Twitter at @JustinParmenter.
Some NC schools opened despite COVID. An educator talks nervous kids, nervous teachers, and teaching in-person and virtually—at the same time.
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.
A NC educator says the state superintendent candidate Catherine Truitt goes too easy on a legislature that’s wreaked havoc on public schools.
Coronavirus and virtual schools has laid bare the essential nature of broadband in NC. It’s time to get serious about solutions.
The NC Senate head, whose leadership has been very bad for education, should stay away from equity arguments on school reopening during the coronavirus.
After a decade of bad education policy from the NC General Assembly, NC’s new superintendent shouldn’t be concerned about hurting Republicans’ feelings.
Pandemics do not relieve North Carolina lawmakers of their constitutional mandate from the Leandro case to provide a “sound basic education.”