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

Posted By Clayton Henkel On August 12, 2013 @ 11:08 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Each day it seems that there are more stories in the news about teaching assistants being cut loose [1] under the new state budget or seasoned teachers leaving the profession over low-pay [2].

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 [3] and policy analyst Matt Ellinwood [4] 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 [5] with Wagner and and Ellinwood, visit the radio interview section [6] of the NC Policy Watch website:
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URLs in this post:

[1] teaching assistants being cut loose: http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/impact-nc-budget-hits-home-2-school-districts-eliminate-9-teacher-assistant-jobs-2132307

[2] low-pay: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/08/09/only-3-low-pay-forces-teacher-of-the-year-candidate-to-quit

[3] Lindsay Wagner: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=lindsay-wagner-education-reporter-nc-policy-watch

[4] Matt Ellinwood: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=matt-ellinwood-policy-analyst-education-law-project

[5] 15-minute segment: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/08/12/policy-watch-education-reporter-lindsay-wagner-and-nc-justice-center-policy-analyst-matt-ellinwood-discuss-the-major-changes-for-education-during-the-2013-legislative-session/

[6] radio interview section: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/radioandvideo/radio-interviews/

[7] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8ZL8P-b8k

[8] Pearce: Misstatements, rocky relationship with the press mark McCrory’s first year (video): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/06/pearce-misstatements-rocky-relationship-with-the-press-mark-mccrorys-first-year-video/

[9] The year in review in education policy: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/27/the-year-in-review-in-education-policy/

[10] Anti-gay Christian school won’t accept school vouchers: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/09/anti-gay-christian-school-wont-accept-school-vouchers/

[11] Stein: Teacher raises a must, recent tax changes make it “a real challenge” (video): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/22/stein-teacher-raises-a-must-recent-tax-changes-make-it-a-real-challenge-video/

[12] Nearly half of NC’s local school boards sign on as plaintiffs in school voucher case; several also reject teacher contracts: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/03/nearly-half-of-ncs-local-school-boards-sign-on-as-plaintiffs-in-school-voucher-case-several-also-reject-teacher-contracts/

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