A US World War II veteran arrives for President Trump's speech at the U.S.S. Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington in September. Seventy-five years after the war, some say there are similarities between the fabled 'Greatest Children' and those kids growing up amid a worldwide pandemic and recession today. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Why My Kids Can See Themselves in the ‘Greatest Generation’

Their lives are upended by coronavirus. But the fabled 'Greatest Generation' paced the world after surviving pandemic and recession too.

Crowds cheer during the Rally for Respect outside the North Carolina Legislative Building on May 16, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Several North Carolina counties closed schools to allow teachers to march on the opening day of the General Assembly.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
A Letter to Santa From NC’s Cash-Starved Schools

A NC educator asks Santa to do what lawmakers have failed to do for more than two decades of the Leandro case: Give schools proper funding.

Crowds fill Bicentennial Plaza outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building during the March for Students and Rally for Respect on May 16, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
Teacher Turnover in NC Dropped Slightly. But Don’t Pat Yourself on the Back GOP.

A NC educator says the modest drop in teacher turnover happened despite Republican lawmakers, not because of them.

Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing this month. (Image via Shutterstock)
Forcing Kids Back in Class for ‘End of Year’ Testing Makes No Sense

With NC schools expected to hold standardized testing in person, a teacher says educators can assess student progress without putting students' health at risk.

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The COVID Classroom Is Stressful. But Don’t Blame Teachers, Blame Your Leaders.

A NC educator says too many leaders are asking schools to offer a false sense of normalcy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Spend this Thanksgiving at home.
Commentary: Staying Home Is What the Spirit of Thanksgiving Is About in 2020

NC teacher Kim Mackey talks about why Thanksgiving’s historical start means we all need to have smaller celebrations during this pandemic.

A former NC school system administrator, Tony Tata is now the acting undersecretary for policy in the Trump administration's Department of Defense.
An Outsider on the Inside: Tony Tata’s Rise from Ruining Schools in NC to a Top Position in the Trump Admin

Tony Tata couldn't manage buses in NC. How can he lead in Trump's Department of Defense, asks a NC teacher?