First-Term Senators Re-Introduce Bill To Harm Low-Income Students

Earlier this year we told you about progressive members of the NC Senate’s attempt to defund the Opportunity Scholarship program, which was resoundingly defeated by conservative leadership. Undeterred, first-term progressive Senators Natasha Marcus, Sam Searcy, and Wiley Nickel have filed a bill that would cut off the Opportunity Scholarship fund. Opponents of the Opportunity Scholarship program cite how much money … Read More

Empty Words and Blind Partisanship

NCAE’s Annual Union Convention was this past weekend, and Union Boss Mark Jewell was busy rallying the troops for a proposed, second annual Rally For Respect. “I’m sad to say, we still have enemies on Jones Street; we’re fighting even now, for a budget that will prioritize student resources, educator pay and school safety. Some people still stand in the way of … Read More

The Anti-Reform Agenda Is Taking Shape

The anti-reformers in Raleigh have been hard at work this week,¬†filing a repeal of last year’s municipal charter school bill with the backing of the union political-activist-group NCAE as they seek to maintain their stranglehold on the education of every child in North Carolina. Last year’s municipal charter bill was introduced and subsequently passed because town officials and parents in … Read More

Ouch: First Term Senator On a Mission to Spend Money

First-term Senator Wiley Nickel has hit the ground running after a couple of months on the job. Hungry to make sure he isn’t outflanked by anyone in Raleigh to promise the most amount of money spent he’s co-sponsored bills like a fiscally irresponsible Medicaid expansion bill and giveaways to Hollywood millionaires. Sen. Nickel’s insatiable desire to spend money that he … Read More