Stories tagged: "Phil Berger"


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.

In this May 2018 file photo, lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. We're launching "Cardinal Voices" to feature the voices of the everyday North Carolinians speaking on the most important issues of the day. (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.