Mr. Goodnight, the CEO of SAS in Cary, may be a genius when it come to building a software company, but when it comes to understanding the challenges of public education, he's full of crap. Blame the teachers, he says? Riiiiiight.

If teachers at all levels had the pay and benefits SAS employees enjoy, we wouldn't have half the problems we do in public and higher education.


Blame it on Space Lizards while you are at it Mr Goodnight!

No doubt Mr Goodnight suffers from the same 1 % educational thought process as the Republicans.. Blame it on the Black Dude if Rap culture is destroying western civilization ?

Another Goodnight Quote

Goodnight has an idea of how to pay for it: “I would prefer that we reduce some of the programs that are providing funds for people not working,” he says. “There’s an awful lot of that going on. I would rather spend money educating people rather than continuously feeding them.”

The state already cut unemployment benefits disastrously. You can't educate hungry kids, you have to "feed" them (and their parents.). What is wrong with this man? A one-percenter in a bubble?

For whatever it's worth

He is a registered Republican.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

He's also full of about 5-6 million dollars of NC

taxpayer's money. The figure is an estimate based on the 1.843 million dollars the state paid to SAS in 2011 for use of it's EVAAS teacher evaluation software. He has a vested interest in blaming NC teachers, and his rigged up software makes it very easy to do so.
EVAAS is very inconsistent. It bounces teachers from top third to bottom third to middle third without good reason. The teacher isn't changing, but the students surely do which as it turns out is really a huge indicator of how much learning goes on in a classroom. Zip code and mother's income are better predictors of student success.
Also, the EVAAS data system is now based on the NC MSLs (measure of student learning) which, in 2012-2013 gave students who got ZERO right answers on the Geometry MSL a 62 for a grade. The whole system that EVAAS is based on is a crock, but it makes Mr. SAS CEO a pot load of money and flutters the testicles of Republican NC politicians who have drunk the ALEC Kool-Aid.

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?