Stories tagged: "Phil Berger"


North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaks Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made in June in which he criticized teachings in K-12 public schools and likened peoples' sexual orientation to “filth.” (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson, file)
The Real Problem With Mark Robinson’s Bigoted Belief Is the NC GOP Believes It Too

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor sparked a national uproar over his latest anti-LGBTQ statements. But where is the outrage from his party’s leadership?

Educators protest budget shortfalls under Republican leadership outside the NC General Assembly in May 2018. The budget has become a very secretive process in the state. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The State’s Budget Belongs to the People of North Carolina. So Why Is It Settled in Back Rooms?

NC's budget plan has a huge impact on your education and healthcare. Too bad it's such a big secret.

North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson gavels in the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Robinson has been among the GOP's more outspoken critics of racial equity efforts in North Carolina school systems. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The GOP Made Critical Race Theory its Boogeyman, but NC Students Suffer for it.

A Charlotte parent on racial equity in public school systems and the GOP's bogus Critical Race Theory panic.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. Cooper is allowing the state's school mask mandate to expire at the end of the month, leaving the decision on masks to local school leaders.  (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.