by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Earlier this week, a gang of students attacked an employee of Harding University High School in Charlotte. Was this an isolated incident or indicative of Harding’s educational environment?
The NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey indicates that it was the latter.
Only 25 percent of teachers agreed that “students at this school follow rules of conduct.” Only 28 percent agreed that “parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.” Both were far below state and district averages.
Around 80 percent of Harding teachers responded to the survey, so I assume that these responses are representative of the faculty. I wonder how many will remain there.