Uncategorized

Still no apparent activity from Tedesco group

The North Carolina Center for Education Reform, the nonprofit that pays (or paid) Wake County school board member John “Tea Party” Tedesco a healthy salary so he can afford to serve in and run for public office, just passed its one-year anniversary last week. As you might recall, Tedesco’s “group”  describes its mission as follows:

“The North Carolina Center for Education Reform is the catalyst for a powerful transformation of K-12 public education. The North Carolina education system will be empowered by utilizing effective and innovative practices that can be replicated for maximum impact. Optimizing the learning experience, establishing high expectations, reducing bureaucracy, and producing measurable results for every child is essential to their future and ours.”

Pretty impressive, huh? Except, of course, that it’s not actually true.

The group is not only NOT “the catalyst for a powerful transformation of K-12 public education,” it is not — as far as one can determine from its website (and as we’ve reported previously) — a group that’s done much of anything.

Now, to be fair, lots of organizations — for-profit and nonprofit — make grand claims about their work and its importance that are, to put it politely, “aspirational.” But usually, there’s at least some kind of work product to trumpet — an event, a report, a fundraiser. Tedesco’s group has now been on the map for more than one year and paid him some real money to do something in its name. (Note: Tedesco recently told the Independent newspaper that he has not been drawing a salary in 2012).  If he had done anything of note, you’d think there might be some mention of it on the group’s website.

But, hey, maybe we missed something. If anyone out there is aware of any meaningful catalyzing  that the “Center” has been performing  in the last 12 months — aside from slapping up  boilerplate website content, that is — please send it our way so we can set the record straight. 

 

Check Also

The best editorial of the weekend

There were lots of good ones, but the ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The following information is gathered from the Guttmacher Institute: 90% — North Carolina counties i [...]

Nothing is off the table when it comes to Republican judicial reform, and a former Wake County judge [...]

On a cozy autumn evening at the luxurious Umstead Hotel in Cary, a medley of corporate luminaries, s [...]

A fix for North Carolina’s class size crisis in March? A GOP senator from Wake County tells his cons [...]

The post Classic projection appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

It was a snowy and shortened work week for a lot of people in North Carolina, but unfortunately, tha [...]

Mounting student debt is a nagging problem for most families these days. As the cost of higher educa [...]

Latest racist attacks on immigrants could be an important tipping point As bleak as our national pol [...]

Upcoming Events

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more