Friday June 20, 2008 | NCAE

June 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm | Posted in On Air | 1 Comment

School may be out, but the work isn’t over for the North Carolina Association of Educators.  The top leadership is changing and the group is examining a number of issues including teacher pay, the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind and the endorsement of a presidential candidate.  We’ll talk to the organization’s outgoing president as well as an expert from UNC Charlotte’s Education department on these and other topics.
Eddie Davis  –
Outgoing President, NCAE
Vicki Jaus – Director, Office of Field Experiences, Dept. of Education UNC Charlotte
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  1. Love the show and listen when I’m on vacation, since I’m teaching when you’re on!

    I’m a teacher in Union County. I’d like to respond to Mr. Davis’ comment about NCLB. Each area of our state differs by socio-economic factors. These contribute to the number of struggle students. My school, a Title I school, has a large number of students who have special needs in learning. These children are expected to meet the criteria for Title I. When then don’t pass the test, the school and its teachers, are reprimanded by NOT earning a bonus for growth. How fair is that?

    Additionally, North Carolina’s Exceptional Children’s Program does not recognize a number of learning disabilities, which further impedes the learning of students. We are underfunded in the number of special needs teachers, so regular education teachers are forced to spend extra time with these students, taking them away from the other students who could be pushed further along!

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