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Rep. Craig Horn: The education legislator

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Alex Granados is a researcher and legislative reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005. While in college, he worked for The Daily Tar Heel, the UNC student newspaper, and he interned for The State of Things on WUNC-FM.… Read full bio »

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  • th

    Are the “metals” displayed in his office anything like “medals”?


    Students are not frozen turkeys.
    This so-called ‘education legislator’ made a remark to me that left me stunned. After sitting in 2 different meetings on APUSH I spoke with Rep Horn. In reply to my question he said, well, we can’t really trust that teachers are teaching what we tell ’em to, can we??
    It felt like a slap in the face to every teacher in the state–he doesn’t trust them to teach their material. No, I am not joking about this.

  • Mint Julep

    Underpaid teachers working 50 -55 hours a week are suppose to add another 10 hours a week to get a raise? Are you kidding me??? No. This man is NOT the education legislator!

  • WhoIsMyNeighbor

    No. There is not a decreasing cost for increased volume. These are people, not widgets, and they need teachers, and resources, and classrooms. Given the numbers already in the system, it is beyond naive to think that a 5% increase in student population would accrue any sort of economy of scale benefit that would somehow compensate for fixed cost demands.

  • Brenda McCombs

    This article alludes to the face that Rep. Horn supports digital learning but when I asked Rep. Horn about the possibility of replacing the line item for digital technology that was cut in 2007, he said it was WAY down the priority list….Hmmmmm.

  • Brenda McCombs

    Rep. Horn has also been quoted as leaving all the bills for revising the school calendar on his desk, rather than letting the entire House discuss and vote on it. Better yet, put it on a ballot and let the public vote on it.

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