When a really bad draft of an already terrible essay makes baseless arguments with no evidence for an indefensible claim, then maybe it should never be turned in for a grade.

Consider the new teacher licensure / pay proposal championed by State Supt. Catherine Truitt, DPI, and PEPSC.

You can take a look at the latest draft here.

Look for terms like EVAAS, observations, and surveys. Then consider how much time would be needed to allow for such things.

Then that it is a proposal that even those who are working on it can not fully explain.

That’s why this happens:

Yes, Catherine. You are running short of time. Maybe look at this plan?

1. Move Teacher Pay Kept To The National Average

2. Reinstate Due-Process Rights

3. Reinstate Graduate Degree Pay Bumps 

4. Reinstate Retiree Health Benefits For New Teachers

5. Stop Merit Pay

6. Reinstate Longevity Pay

7. Restrengthen Health Insurance and Benefits

8. Stop Attacks on Teacher Advocacy Groups (NCAE)

9. Stop The Revolving Door of Standardized Tests

10. Place Caps on Class Sizes

11. Stop Relying On Amorphous Measures Like “Graduation Rates”

12. Stop Using A School Grading System That Weighs Test Scores Over Growth

13. Hire 10,000 Teacher Assistants

14. Stop The Read to Achieve Initiative

15. Stop Unregulated Educational Savings Accounts

16. Stop The Opportunity Grants 

17. Cap The Number of Charter Schools

18. Revitalize The Teaching Fellows Program And Expand It To ALL UNC-system Campuses

19. Stop The Frozen Salary Scale For Years 15-24

20. Follow Through On LEANDRO Decision

Because that PEPSC plan is not going to do anything for this:


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