It is “education week” at the NC General Assembly!  Today, school district superintendents shared their concerns with members of the NC House.

Highlights included the following:

  • Chris Hayes, chief of staff for Speaker Thom Tillis, indicatedthat the House leadership is considering a block granting funding system for school districts.  This is an idea that was highlighted in the John Locke Foundation’s new book, First in Freedom.
  • Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Ed Pruden called school choice proponents a bunch of segregationists.
  • Other superintendents complained that they have insufficient “resources,” i.e., money.
  • Lee County Schools Superintendent Jeff Moss was there. Apparently, Moss is friends with Governor Pat McCrory and makes a lot of money. In a job search questionnaire completed by Moss a few weeks ago, he wrote, The Governor of North Carolina has tentatively offered me the position of Education Policy Adviser, which is the equivalent of state superintendent, but he cannot match my salary.”

School principals will discuss their concerns with legislators tomorrow and teachers will visit on Thursday.