Tag: teachers

34 states have a path for teachers to carry firearms. Should North Carolina be next?

By Carolina Journal staff Raleigh, NC – As students head back to campus this month, school safety is a growing part of the equation facing administrators and parents.  In Madison County, N.C. Sheriff Buddy Harwood has announced that six schools in…

Merit pay boosts student success

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wokeness” fads in the classroom are all the rage right now, but gaps between public preferences and the practice of public…

North Carolina lowers rate of teacher attrition

school teacher writing on chalk board

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, more teachers were staying in North Carolina’s classrooms. North Carolina succeeded in lowering its teacher-attrition rate, even after its budget stalemate froze teacher pay. The state lost only…

Children need to get back to face to face education

By Jack Moore Pittsboro, NC – Food for thought! If NASCAR, grocery store workers, gas stations workers, auto parts stores, etc. are considered as essential workers, shouldn’t educators be essential workers to provide safe, face to face contact with our…

Why teachers leave N.C.

teachers leaving

By Dr. Terry Stoops Raleigh, NC – Ideally, those who want to improve teacher recruitment and retention in North Carolina would have sufficient information about why teachers choose to leave our public schools to teach in another state. Existing separation…