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Greensboro N&R editorial decries last minute school year change

This morning’s Greensboro News & Record editorial page contains an excellent piece on the General Assembly’s last minute “technical” change to the length of the K-12 school year.

The wrong word

North Carolina public schools must operate at least 185 days and offer 1,025 hours of instruction each year.

185 days or 1,025 hours.

That small change might make a big difference — and probably not for the benefit of the state’s K-12 students.

It was made as a “technical correction” to the state budget for the current fiscal year. It appeared almost without notice, let alone study or debate.

It is not a technical correction; it’s a policy shift. The legislative intent behind it, however, has not been explained.

But one hint was provided by Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, a co-chairman of the Senate’s education committee..

Read the entire editorial by clicking here.

One Comment


  1. Doug

    July 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    What a lousy newspaper ! I know cats who don’t even want it in their litter box !

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