A couple of weeks back, we reported that the North Carolina Center for Education Reform — the group formed by conservative Wake County school board member John Tedesco — had not produced a single piece of public work product (other than a generic website) during its first three months of operation.
Now, it appears there’s been a major breakthrough: Tedesco’s group has actually appointed a board and approved a budget!
Shortly after the Secretary of State’s office mailed a letter stating that the group’s application for licensure as a charitable organization was being denied for failure to file necessary documents, Tedesco apparently got on the stick and filed several things last week. They include: a list of board members, an “annual financial report form,” a budget and some more generic documents about the group. You can review each of these documents by clicking here.
And he’s apparently hiring (or has hired). According to Tedesco’s budget, the staff now features three people — a $1680/month office manager (sure hope that’s part-time), a $2,200/month “program associate” (ditto) and himself as a $6,000/month “President/CEO.”
It looks like it won’t be long until we’ll be inundated with all manner of cutting-edge research and analysis. Stay tuned.
(Special thanks to Progressive Pulse contributor Greg Flynn for pointing out this exciting news.)