Friday, June 06, 2014 2:44 PM
How ridiculous is that? My goodness, Gary. Republicans don't focus on Hunt or what democrats did in the past just to change it. You're obviously paranoid. BIG TIME paranoid. Again...that's ridiculous!
I grew up with NO teacher's assistants. My kids (now oldest being 46) had so few teacher's assistants I can't even remember them as being part of their education and I've been involved in my children's education since day one. No one has a problem having having people that help assist in educating the kids that have learning disabilities and other such issues...that's a good thing. But, having people to just help regular school kids read? C'mon, what are the teachers doing for crying out loud. I am willing for tax dollars to be spent on "assistants" in programs that are put forth for kids that are truly in need of help because of so many things too many to mention here...but not to just take a load off of our teachers that are supposed to teach reading in the first place. I learned to read...as did ALL of us and ALL of my children...without "special" taxpayer-paid so-called assistants. I understand that the "plan worked into the '80's and 90's" as you put it. I mean, if we spent a few million more dollars on reading, math, history assistants...etc...sure, then sure it'd help the teachers. Teachers in public schools are there to teach these things. Geeeepers!
Oh, and anyone that FINALLY reads this post (which will be posted maybe as much as a week after Gary put his Front Page presentation here) need to know that unless some blog site or some newspaper columnist and something like that posts something Gary and Carter posts here....replys from we Tapsters to these front page posts will be shown at a MUCH later date. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Gary and Carter don't want people to see replies to their posts...especially negative replies.
Gary, you were in the Hunt administration MANY moons ago. It was a FAR different time in North Carolina. We had a FAR different culture and the parent/child relationships and the parent involvement in children's education back then was FAR different. F-A-R different.