Topic: Talking Testing with Teacher Legislators
There appears to be a growing bipartisan consensus that we’re over-testing our state’s public school students. There’s also increasing scrutiny over how those standardized tests are being used to assign A-F letter grades to schools and to set pay for teachers and principals. This week we talk with two legislators who are both NC classroom teachers and are backing efforts in the House for changes. We also continue our State Superintendent candidate interviews with James Barrett, a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.
Rep. Jeffrey Elmore (R), District 94 – Alexander, Wilkes
Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons (D), District 57 – Guilford
James Barrett, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board
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