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...


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...


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...


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. ...


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...