As North Carolinians join today to reflect on the hard work and dedication put forth by our teachers, Republicans in Raleigh are celebrating National Teacher Day with their much-anticipated crusade to privatize public education in North Carolina. Their Trojan Horse, S.B. 337, will come to the floor today as Phil Berger and Senate Republicans seek to upend accountability and educator standards for North Carolina’s charter schools.
The legislation, as stands, would simultaneously take funding and facility-space from public schools, end requirements to offer busing, or free or reduced-price lunch, which would disenfranchise children from low-income families. S.B. 337 also eliminates key requirements for Charter school teachers to have college degrees or teaching certificates and eliminate requirements for educators to have background checks...
From Press Release from the NC Democratic Party
The Senate is now in session. You can listen via Audio at www.ncleg.net.
Details of S.B. 337:
Last Action: Placed On Cal For 05/07/2013 on 05/02/2013
Sponsors: Jerry W. Tillman; Dan Soucek; (Primary)
Warren Daniel; Thom Goolsby; Ralph Hise; E. S. (Buck) Newton; Ronald J. Rabin;