Skip to comments.North Carolina court stops order to spend $1.7B on education
Posted on 11/30/2021 8:05:51 PM PST by blueplum
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of parts of a trial judge’s recent order that demanded $1.75 billion in state taxpayer funds be spent — without express legislative approval — to address public education inequities.
The majority on a three-judge panel sided with a request by State Controller Linda Combs that it prevent Superior Court Judge David Lee’s order from being enforced. It agreed Lee crossed the line by appropriating money — a job the majority said rests solely with the General Assembly.
Combs leads one of three state offices that Lee directed to transfer funds from state coffers to education and health agencies ....
...Appeals court Judges Chris Dillon and Jefferson Griffin declared Tuesday that Lee erred by stating a portion of the constitution addressing the right to education amounted to “an ongoing constitutional appropriation of funds.”....
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Now that, sir, is drooling lunacy.
legislatures are in charge of the purse strings, not individual judges with personal agendas
because they are at least supposed to be elected reps of the people who finance this stuff
This nonsense has been mandated by other judges in other states. Improved nothing, solved nothing.
Worse, there's an inverse relationship between school spending and student performance. Most additional school spending goes toward a LOT more top-heavy administration which burdens teachers with useless crap, micromanagement, and staggering reporting requirements, none of which helps students. It goes toward bringing in the latest liberal education fads, none of which work.
“Worse, there’s an inverse relationship between school spending and student performance. “
One of the most highly educated and successful businesspeople I have known was a dirt poor farmer’s child educated in a one room schoolhouse in rural NC. There was one teacher who taught all grades. He graduated from that school with an ability to write, a love for books, superior math skills, and a love for his country’s history and government. He continued his education throughout his life reading thousands of books on many subjects. He could down with an Ivy League educated intellectual and discuss intelligently almost any subject. He started a business on a shoestring that provided a middle class lifestyle for his family and a comfortable retirement for he and his wife. Clearly he left that one room schoolhouse with a better education than 99% of the high school graduates of today and probably a high percentage of today’s college graduates.
An outstanding teacher can achieve outstanding results with almost no resources. A student with an inquiring mind, supported with good teaching as well as highly supportive and demanding parents can be an exceptional scholar. Substitute teaching fundamental skills necessary for life (reading writing , arithmetic, and objective history) with modern social justice indoctrination, and no parent involvement, and you get the product of 21st century American primary and secondary schools.
The amount of money spent matters little. The one room school house of 1910 with drafty windows, no air conditioning in the summer, and a single wood fired stove to provide heat in the winter provided as good an environment for learning as a 21st century classroom with projection screens, connections to the internet, and laptops for every child.
Education schools spend no time examining the simple techniques that obtained outstanding achievement in the past. The students they turn out are ignorant propagandists. Why should we expect the ignorant to inspire brilliance and achievement in our children?
Now impeach this totalitarian judge.
They want to push it to a point that simply possessing a rope is intent to lynch.
Oops, #8 posted on wrong thread.
Wow. Wasn’t it around the 90’s that this was a little fad of judges ordering public entities to spend money? Seems to have fallen out of fashion. So retro!
My sister has been teaching math to junior high and high school kids for 45 years, the past ten in an inner city Baltimore magnet school that is almost all black. She ignores all the crap dumped on her by the administration and the annual math fads that make things worse. She sticks to the basics she learned almost 50 years ago and really gets results.
The leftist NC Supreme Court will overturn that!
North Carolina is on the verge of going over the liberal precipice.
“One of the most highly educated and successful businesspeople I have known ...
Oh so true. Thanks for the story.
My aunt taught at a one-room schoolhouse in the’20s and ‘30s. Many of her text books are still on the shelves in the family homestead.
Hubby is a physicist, and he was astounded to see the math (arithmetic) books for elementary grades; they are HARD — beyond what seniors learn now.
Wanna see panic: Stick a McGuffey Reader in front of a publik skrewl student.
Tell them what you are going to teach them.
Actually teach them.
Tell them what you’ve taught them.
No worry; it fits just about any thread these days!
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