Pete’s Twitter fight with an education activist is a perfect exampled of the emotional blackmail used to constantly increase spending. Listen Here:

As the school buses get rolling across North Carolina, one elected official from Asheville is calling for teachers to strike if state lawmakers don’t use a budget surplus to increase teacher pay. Buncombe County Commissioner Amanda Edwards wrote on Facebook: “The time is right for a statewide teacher strike.” She predicted that K-12 employers would […]

In voicing their opposition to proposed changes in the NC teacher compensation program, education activists inadvertently make the argument that it’s impossible to distinguish the good teachers from the bad ones.

A brief rundown of North Carolina’s recent history on teacher pay illustrates how leftist education activists want teacher pay to be based only on tenure and college degrees.

A draft “licensure reform” plan is being considered by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Activists are attacking the inclusion of student test scores as a performance-based metrics. As well as assessments from other teachers.


One person who strongly disagrees with Cooper's assessment of the state's current education model is Steve Oreskovic. The 25-year veteran middle school teacher, co-chair of the CMS Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council and member of the CMS Metrics Committee joined WBT's Bo Thompson Morning Show to give his perspective on state officials pushing to reopen schools for in-person instruction.