Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not Quite at the Bottom

Headline this a.m.:
N.C. falls to 46th in per-pupil spending

The North Carolina Tea Party must be very proud of stats like these:
10,000 public school jobs lost in the current school year

4,789 teacher jobs and 2,769 teacher assistants cut this school year

North Carolina now ranks above only Mississippi in the Southeast in dollars spent per student

A decade ago, North Carolina had climbed to an all-time-high ranking of 20th in the nation in teacher pay; today the state is 45th


bookwoman said...

Teachers? We don't need no stinkin' teachers. We can larn our kids at home, and the state will pay us $2500 a pop to do it!

good deal said...

$2500? Sounds like a bargain and probably a better education for the kids.

Watauga TAXPAYER said...

If it costs the state over 8000 a year per student to educate our children, wouldn't it be a savings of our money if someone educated their child at home and we gave them $2500?

Sounds like a pretty good savings to me.

Of course, this isn't about education, or children - it's about making sure we have as many teacher jobs as we can possibly justify!

NewGuy said...

While it isn't addressed to teacher pay, I found the documentary "Waiting For Superman" to be interesting and somewhat enlightening.

It's showing now on one of the pay channels on DirecTv.

Wonder what some others thought of it?

Camelot said...

You've got to be kidding me. Are you people that heartless? In this global economy we want to home school our children? It is our destiny to be owned by China. It is talk like this that will lead to our demise.
Don't ever get on here and spout your ruining our grandchildrens future. The collapse of public education is going to do it faster than the national debt.

end tenure said...

No, the collapse of effective education is going to destroy the country. Public education has been eroding for years. It is time to fix it or eliminate it and start over.