John Tate

John Tate was a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education from 2003-2015 and served for eight years on the school board for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

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What do you want for the children of North Carolina?

Much has been said of late — emanating from those in control in Raleigh — touting their “investment” in K-12 public...

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Troubled waters: Local school boards

Ann McColl, my good friend, once again writes effectively in sharing her opinion on local boards. In this case, I lean...

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The importance of nurturing principal leadership

“I believe the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy allowed me to become the type of servant, holistic leader that is needed...

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Rethinking state school districts

We’re 115 school districts in the state of North Carolina. Many are small: 29 less than 3,000 students, 41 less than...

 

John Tate’s remarks at his final meeting of the State Board of Education

After 12 years, it’s time for fresh blood:  fresh thinking, fresh questioning, fresh “rocking of the boat” from my seat. ...

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Train wreck in progress

Editor’s Note:  Today is John Tate’s last meeting after serving 12 years on the State Board of Education and eight years...