Monthly Archives: May 2011

Oh Where Oh where…

will “Boss Moss” cut the budget now that both chambers of the General Assembly have agreed to a budget that, by the way, includes funding for teachers and teacher assistants?  A budget that is almost like the one the Governette … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday….

it’s talking points with the Founding Fathers! A Charge to the Class of 2011! For my 275th birthday  (nice to still be kicking after all these years), a friend of mine gave me a book by Dr. Richard G. Lee, … Continue reading

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Athletic Directors, who needs ‘em?

    Most anyone who has ever been involved in scholastic athletics, regardless of sport or function, remembers the ‘AD’ at the school.  He or she was the one person who was there before the game, and again long after the doors … Continue reading

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Memo to Supe: You Should Not Litigate Learning!

“[T]he administration of the public schools of the state is best left to the legislative and executive branches of government.”          Leandro, 346 N.C. at 357, 488 S.E.2d at 261. As the Lee County Board of Commissioners, the Lee County Superintendent … Continue reading

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“It’s for the Children”

If I hear one more phony excuse why we can’t alter the K-12 public school budget, disguised by the statement, “it’s for the children,” I think I will scream.  I mean it.  It’s sickening to hear our elected and appointed school officials drone on endlessly about … Continue reading

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victima argumentum ad hominem

   When you can’t reasonably, logically, factually, or rationally argue the merits of an assertion, attack the veracity or the character of the person making the assertion.  There’s a Latin phrase for it, victima argumentum ad hominem, and it’s an idea that’s been … Continue reading

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

Over the past few months I have heard numerous teachers talk about how poorly they are being compensated in Lee County.  Like many citizens, I questioned that claim, knowing that much of teacher pay is mandated by the NCDPI salary schedule.  So, I … Continue reading

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