Stories tagged: "Phil Berger"


Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. (Image via NCDPS)
Teacher Raises, Expanded Medicaid, and School Funding on Gov. Cooper’s Budget Wish List

Gov. Roy Cooper hopes Republicans in the NC General Assembly will back his plans to expand health care coverage and more.

In this May 2018, file photo, from left, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore pause prior to a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. The legislature and Cooper arrived at a deal Wednesday on school reopening during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Cooper, GOP Reach Deal on North Carolina Schools Reopening

After a year of closures, the reopening deal will order NC schools to give classroom learning options for all of the state's K-12 schools.

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Incoming NC Schools Superintendent Catherine Truitt: Testing Decision Is Out Of My Hands

Many are fired up about plans to force NC students back into school for federally-required testing despite a coronavirus surge.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘Their Inaction Might Actually Kill People’: Parents Thrash NC Lawmakers Over In-Person School Testing

With coronavirus booming, some parents want NC to back off on a plan for students to take standardized testing in-person at school.

Lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building on May 16, 2018 in Raleigh, NC, as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. The 2020 election was a major disappointment for many who led those protests. (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.

NC educators protest near the General Assembly building in Raleigh in 2018. Education funding was a major point of conflict in the state in the last decade. Educators say that isn't likely to change with Republicans enjoying a very good election in NC in 2020. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
From a Teacher: Why 2020 Election in NC Will Leave Many With Buyer’s Remorse

Voters in NC can expect GOP winners at the state and federal level to invest more in school choice and less in public education.

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)
I’m a NC Teacher. You Should Vote as if Public Education is at Stake.

It’s been a punishing decade for NC teachers like myself. Here's why I'm voting to remove lawmakers who want to dismantle public education.