Extended Reading Links

In order to learn even more about the public education debate,  check out these links that helped me do my research.

http://www.ncgop.org/nc-house-republicans-state-education-spending-the-facts/ – This link is sponsored by the GOP and gives information about their side of the argument.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/moral-monday-north-carolina_n_3786358.html 

This article from the Huffington Post outlines the basis of the Moral Monday protests and also shows a slideshow of pictures from he different protests.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/anastasia-trueman-north-carolina_n_3677593.html

This is another article by the Huffington Post which details the choice of one North Carolina teacher to quit after the new budget was passed.

http://www.speaknc.org/2011/04/teaching-assistant/

This is the website of an organization that advocates for teacher assistants. They provide a way for supporters of teacher assistants to take action against the legislature as well as giving facts about the current budget.

http://www.the-spearhead.com/2013/08/02/nc-governor-mccrory-education-cuts-teacher-benefits/

Here is a link to an opinion piece I read while trying to think of solutions for my theory post. The author proposes an interesting, detailed solution to help education in North Carolina.

http://www.nea.org/home/54597.htm

This is a statistical website that outlines where North Carolina stands in many categories including enrollment, price per student, and salaries.

 http://dianeravitch.net/

This is a blog written by Diane Ravitch who is a historian of education. It was really interesting and helpful for me to read about her view on education and apply it to the problems North Carolina is having. 

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