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Teaching Fellows fall by the wayside, as lawmakers fund Senate Bill 795 (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 20, 2012 @ 9:53 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The nationally-recognized NC Teaching Fellows program was one of the casualties of the legislature’s compromise budget [1]bill released Wednesday.

While more than 45 school systems [2] passed resolutions asking the legislature to revive the program, Republican-led budget writers decided to allocate $27 million in recurring funds for Senator Phil Berger’s Excellent Schools Act [3], which includes a Teacher Corps program.

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Senator Berger told reporters that eliminating the $3.2 million in non-recurring funding for the Fellows program allowed for more money to go to K-12 spending. Speaker Thom Tillis then followed-up by saying details could come as early as next week regarding other programs being discussed to give superintendents “a good pipeline of new teachers.”

To watch the exchange, click below:

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[1] compromise budget : http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/sessions/2011/budget/2012/Conference_Committee_Report_2012-06-20.pdf

[2] 45 school systems: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Support-for-Teaching-Fellows1.doc

[3] Excellent Schools Act: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=sb+795&submitButton=Go

[4] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Teaching-Fellows.jpg

[5] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Excellent-Public.jpg

[6] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht41Iu9ogIw

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