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Teacher pay, budget cuts, and vouchers shape this year’s back-to-school experience (video)

Each day it seems that there are more stories in the news about teaching assistants being cut loose under the new state budget or seasoned teachers leaving the profession over low-pay.

So, what really happened in the 2013 legislative session, and how will it impact classrooms this fall?

Check out Chris Fitzsimon’s radio interview from last weekend with education reporter Lindsay Wagner and policy analyst Matt Ellinwood as they discuss the state budget, school vouchers, and Governor Pat McCrory’s latest education initiative.

To download a podcast of full 15-minute segment with Wagner and and Ellinwood, visit the radio interview section of the NC Policy Watch website:

3 Comments


  1. Doug

    August 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I am really amazed that this discredited line of budget cuts can keep being promoted. The education complex has received a 4.8% increase that more than covers population growth and inflation. I guess it can just be attributed to the scientific law of the Ignorance of Liberalism…..

  2. Alan

    August 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Doogie sounds like an angry home schooler who’s just walked into a science classroom.

  3. Doug

    August 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Not angry, just perplexed. Being in a finance related profession all this talk of “cuts” makes no sense unless 1+1=-1. It is either some special physics theory or the Ignorance of Liberalism Law.

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