Opinion


Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., talks with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joshua Hawley, R-Mo., during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP)
I’m a North Carolinian with COPD and Asthma. Why Hasn’t Sen. Tillis Acted to Fund More Coronavirus Relief?

A NC resident at high-risk for coronavirus says, with lives on the line, US Sen. Thom Tillis should abandon the Republican Party line on COVID-19 relief.

One parent and teacher wants to know why, in the midst of a pandemic, Superintendent Mark Johnson's agency is recommending a resumption of high-stakes testing. (Image via Johnson's page).
Why Are NC Schools Pushing Standardized Testing in the Midst of a Pandemic?

A NC teacher and parent says, with COVID impacting how dozens of school districts reopen, it’s the wrong time to restart high-stakes standardized testing.

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I Voted for Trump in 2016. But, As A Grandfather of Six, I Can’t Possibly Do It Again.

A Republican voter from NC explains why, after voting for Trump in 2016, Biden will be the first Democratic presidential candidate he's backed since Carter.

A NC teacher says that, with federal lawmakers stalled on aid for school reopening, Vice President Pence should not be in the state touting a private school right now. (Image via Shutterstock)
I’m a Teacher. Mike Pence’s Visit to a Private School in NC Today Sends the Wrong Message.

With federal lawmakers stalled on aid for reopening public schools, Mike Pence should not be touting a private school in NC right now.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (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.

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As the Parent of a Special Needs Child, I Feel Forgotten About in Coronavirus Reopening

Amid the coronavirus, a parent in NC’s largest school system talks about the challenge of a virtual reopening for a child with special needs.

NC educators and parents in many school districts are preparing for a remote reopening for NC schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Five Stages of Grieving Another School Year Lost to Coronavirus

As the coronavirus gets worse and worse in NC, educators and parents like myself are preparing for a remote school reopening.