State Superintendent Returns To Eastern Carolina

Our State Superintendent will be the guest speaker at the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce's April Power Luncheon in Greenville this afternoon.

June Atkinson may touch on the tough economic situation for schools, as the state public school budget will put local superintendents in the position of making very difficult decisions.

Also, in 2011, the federal stabilization funds that have helped local districts over the past year will end.


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  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 01:53 AM
    The problem is so obvious that anyone can see what the solution is. Way to top heavy with not needed positions. Administration is killing the education process. Where does it say that we have to have 100 county superintendents that do exactly the same job in 100 counties, but make 250K per year. There is plenty of money for education, but going to the wrong places, such as luncheons to tell us how good they are doing.
  • by LEW Location: Pitt County on Apr 21, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    She goes around in her little $1.000 tailored suit and talks to other politicians at the COUNTRY CLUB and then takes her driven car back to Raleigh and marks that off her list. She has no idea what goes on the classroom. We have dedicated teachers who have to struggle with totally irresponsible thugs who come from single or no parent flop houses and who could care less about an education. School is a place to meet their dope customers. We cut teachers pay/increase the class size/give them less and less resources/coddle the parents to keep them off our backs and we wonder why our high school graduates can't read. She said the number one priority is to increase graduation rates--that looks good on her resume. We routinely drop huge absentee numbers, give students grade, and forgive them of discipline problems just so they can graduate. It is time for a "CHILD LEFT BEHIND PROGRAM"-- if they don't want to learn, don't spend our tax money on these welfare mamas and gangsters!!!!
  • by beachbum3 on Apr 20, 2010 at 02:38 PM
    You need to have commited teachers that are into the actual teaching an making sure that the instrest of their students comes first an foremost in the learning process as did the teacher within the school system back in the late fifty's an the early part of the sixty's years an have teachers that truely locve the art of being able too teach an to help children actualy learn something that will be of benefit in thier future lives this should by all means be the rewards of truely committed teacher across this state an this nation thank you
  • by Fed up Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    This state has more administrators than teachers. No child mess was never funded so stop it! to much junk for teachers to do other than teaching . The tools bought for teaching our kids are dumped on schools, that are tied to free trips and other gifts to administrators.Use ways that don't cost money to make sure that the teachers can and do teach.look at states that provide the best education and copy that. DO NOT BE HAPPY WITH A JUST GETTING BY SYSTEM!
  • by joy Location: williamston on Apr 20, 2010 at 04:47 AM
    get rid everyone not teaching and let the teachers decide what is better for students and teachers. they are the only ones that know. fire administrators.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Apr 20, 2010 at 04:07 AM
    I would advocate across the board salary cuts,starting with the (Superindendent on down to the school custodian) before reducing classroom personnel. The number of students per teacher in each classroom is already too high.
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