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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. Read More

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Under the Dome reports this morning that Tea Partying Wake County School Board member John Tedesco is finding it tough to run for state office and fulfill his obligations to the citizens of Wake County.

This morning he apparently skipped a Board function to go to Winston-Salem to speak at a Tea Party co-sponsored forum for GOP state Superintendent candidates.

As we’ve also noted here recently, it doesn’t appear that his paying job is getting a whole lot of attention either.

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Last Friday was the nine-month anniversary for Wake School board member and state Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate John Tedesco’s North Carolina Center for Education Reform. And as we reported on the six-month anniversary, the evident output of actual work from the group remains, despite Tedesco’s healthy salary, a big fat goose egg.  

The “group” still has a superficially attractive website, but don’t look to close lest you find yourself having to endure the tortured grammar or the embarrassing attempts to describe the Center’s “work”(all of which appears to remain essentially hypothetical).

Here’s another fun bit of complete gibberish from the site that refers to an incomprehensible “initiative”called “Connect Ed”: Read More