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  • wildpig777 Nov 22, 8:21 a.m.

    cuz the state hiring system is totally corrupt- this blog comes from a 30 yr retiree who used to be in senior management.

    that's why. look this state needs reform from top to bottom, it needs shaking up an a new for a new day. you wana go bact to the tyranny of perdue style state gov ment?

    wake up folks-- north carolina has been in free fall for yrs.........

  • trubtold Nov 20, 10:00 p.m.

    Why has McCrory got a web page for people to send him resumes for state jobs? Why isn't he going through the state personnel system? Sounds like major cronyism and payback to his donors to me. WRAL and other news agencies should jump on this! Want a stste job? Go to Pat's website and skip the state system!!!

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 7:47 p.m.

    "At least they are trying something."

    Go ahead and try something but don't lie about themethod and results in order to score political points or because of ideology. Students deserve better.

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 7:44 p.m.

    "I'm not sure what your idea is to close the (gap) At least they are trying something."

    Trying something to do what? Make students with little parental support start caring about school? The best thing lawmakers could do is to leave education to the educators rather than try meaningless programs to try and make it appear as if they are "reforming" education. NAEP tests show that scores have risen nationally over the years. A better solution would be to look at states with genuinely good scores that are consistent across the grade levels, like Massachusetts, or New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. But they won't do that as those states attract top quality teachers by paying them more.

  • Johnston1980 Nov 20, 7:34 p.m.

    I'm not sure what your idea is to close the (gap) At least they are trying something.

  • pbjbeach Nov 20, 7:21 p.m.

    I personaly hate that the states taxpaying citizens will be stuck witth tab for all of these governor elect ingruall ball dances an drinking . i am wondering if he will put a stop to the out right fraud an mis-managment of the state taxpayers dollars that are currently ongoing within the NCDOT AN their contractors with repect to highway construction contracts an the soory qulaity of materials that are being allowed by the materails an test unit to be wrongfull utlized in the construction of the crumbling highway structures here in what use to be the good road state but is no longer thank you

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 7:10 p.m.

    Florida's test scores drop dramatically by 10th grade.:

    http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/jul/30/gerard-robinson/florida-education-commissioner-says-fcats-equal-le/

  • wiz Nov 20, 7:07 p.m.

    Perdue was a joke....McCrory..Show us what you know!!!

  • wildpig777 Nov 20, 6:43 p.m.

    on that day north carolina begins to come out of the darkness...

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 6:00 p.m.

    "try again....(Why are other states adopting Florida’s education reforms? Because they work!)"

    States that don't want to spend more and don't want to do what more successful states do try the cheap way, Florida's way. Just fail a huge amount of 3rd graders to try and get better scores the next year. What a load of garbage.

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 5:58 p.m.

    Johnston-"try again....(Why are other states adopting Florida’s education reforms? Because they work!)"

    No, they don't work. What they did was to try and "game' the system. The NAEP test which ranks states according to national test sites, measures students at 4th and 8th grade as well as high school. So what did Florida do? They "redshirt" or fail every questionable 3rd grader BEFORE they have a chance to take the test so that they'll do better after an extra year of preparation. Never mind that these artificial gains soon fade. No one in education believes this nonsense.

    (page 4)
    http://www.bc.edu/research/nbetpp/statements/nbr6.pdf

    http://www.fairtest.org/close-gap-florida-flunked-more-minority-third-grad

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/content/florida-education-commissioner-raises-concerns-about-state-comparisons-naep-test

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/content/florida-education-commissioner-raises-concerns-about-state-comparisons-naep-test

  • Johnston1980 Nov 20, 5:20 p.m.

    try again....(Why are other states adopting Florida’s education reforms? Because they work!)

    Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/columnists/2012-06-10/story/point-view-floridas-education-reforms-are-gaining-national#ixzz2CnunQnsc

    http://jacksonville.com/opinion/columnists/2012-06-10/story/point-view-floridas-education-reforms-are-gaining-national

  • Sumo Vita Nov 20, 5:13 p.m.

    "Obama won because he is using taxpayer money to buy votes"

    And republicans won in NC by using taxpayer money to give huge tax breaks to all their corporate bosses that have bought and paid for them. See how easy witless slander is?

  • Sumo Vita Nov 20, 5:10 p.m.

    "I wish he could figure out a way to make the Lefties pay for all the stuff the want."

    Fine. When you "righties" put your money where your mouth is and PAY for all of your pointless trillion dollar wars and billion dollar corporate handouts, I will be happy to pay my share so that my less-fortunate neighbor can have access to healthcare. Deal?

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 4:42 p.m.

    "Stop hating on other states. Geez you libs never give it a break do ya?'

    Nor should I. Mississippi is last in almost everything, from life expectancy to literacy rates to income levels. Case in point, our general assembly last year tried to study how Florida (a state that scores below NC) runs their educational system rather than how a successful state, like Massachusetts does. Why???????

  • Johnston1980 Nov 20, 4:32 p.m.

    So glad to be In N.C

  • Johnston1980 Nov 20, 4:29 p.m.

    He seems reasonable but many in the GOP dominated general assembly are not. I'm concerned about that a GOP dominated general assembly wil want to make us into another Mississippi.
    Plenty Coups

    Stop hating on other states. Geez you libs never give it a break do ya? If you don't like it. get to the back of the NC bus. Next stop- the Carolina Comeback!!

  • whatelseisnew Nov 20, 4:11 p.m.

    "Clearly, McCrony has a lot of big donors to thank. Sumo Vita"

    I love how people want to pretend that the Dems do not have big money donors. How much do you think Immelt gave to Obama, or Soros, and on and on. In fact many of the big money people give to both sides, as a way of hedging their bets. Obama won because he is using taxpayer money to buy votes, just as many State level politicians use corrupt unions to remain in office.

    too bad we can not get enough conservatives in office to actually fix things.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 20, 4:08 p.m.

    "All right GOP you have until Jan 6 to solve all of NC problems. No excuses. You are entirely in control. cvdurham

    LOL Exactly!"

    McCory can spend his first four years blaming the mess left him by Purdue. That should make the lefties quite content. I wish he could figure out a way to make the Lefties pay for all the stuff the want. Unfortunately, simply placing a surtax on registered Dems would not work. They would immediately dodge it by re-registering as Independents or Republicans because they wan the stuff, not the bill to pay for the stuff.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 20, 4:06 p.m.

    I hope McCory does not get this State tangled up in those stupid ObamaCare exchanges. It is another insane Federal Program. Let the Feds deal with it. Otherwise NC taxpayers will not only pay additional to the Feds but will have to pay additional to the State to administer this nonsense.

  • Plenty Coups Nov 20, 4:01 p.m.

    "I did not vote for McCrory. But I do believe he will do a fine job."

    He seems reasonable but many in the GOP dominated general assembly are not. I'm concerned about that a GOP dominated general assembly wil want to make us into another Mississippi.

  • DaisyMae Nov 20, 3:52 p.m.

    He has my support!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 20, 3:50 p.m.

    I am ashamed of our state."

    I did not vote for McCrory. But I do believe he will do a fine job. As mayor, he did a great job and things for the city of Charlotte. For NC he will be even greater. Lets have some positive here. For he is out GOVERNOR now whether you like it or not.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 20, 3:38 p.m.

    All right GOP you have until Jan 6 to solve all of NC problems. No excuses.

    Please give the man a break, because it will take a little longer than that.

  • wakemom Nov 20, 3:23 p.m.

    All right GOP you have until Jan 6 to solve all of NC problems. No excuses. You are entirely in control.
    cvdurham

    LOL Exactly!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 20, 3:13 p.m.

    I am still praying that Gov. Purdue do not make the mistake of freeing Janet Danahey. Janet cause 4 people to lose their life because of a choice she made and put many out of their homes. Many was injured. Maybe she should allow the new governor to handle this serious matter.

  • evansbluecf Nov 20, 3:01 p.m.

    The sooner the better.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 20, 2:58 p.m.

    Looking forward to him being our governor and I know he will do so much better than Beverly Purdue did as governor.

  • gnewsome1 Nov 20, 2:57 p.m.

    Good. Glad that Purdue tucked and ran. Maybe now we will have a real Governor. Haven't had a real one since Jim Hunt. Time to get moving again.

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 20, 2:31 p.m.

    Clearly, McCrony has a lot of big donors to thank.
    Sumo Vita

    I guess all the lefty big donors should have saved some money for Dalton instead of giving it all to Obama

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 20, 2:30 p.m.

    All right GOP you have until Jan 6 to solve all of NC problems. No excuses. You are entirely in control.
    cvdurham

    Then stand out of the way and let them get to work. No, and this will be really hard for you, liberal whining either

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 20, 2:28 p.m.

    You should be ashamed of yourself for believing the myth that one corrupt party or the other is the answer.
    rocket

    well to be fair, when their side does it, its OK.

  • genralwayne Nov 20, 2:27 p.m.

    Rampant, uncontrolled spending and shameless good ol' boy criminal behavior by controlling democrats for 100 years and the left wants to whine about the GOP? Get a life. I just hope these folks live up to their promises and get things back under control before the welfare and freebie-seeking 'something for nothing voters' wake up again.

  • rocket Nov 20, 2:08 p.m.

    "Did all the republicons move to NC while the remainder of the country goes Democrat? I am ashamed of our state."

    You should be ashamed of yourself for believing the myth that one corrupt party or the other is the answer.

  • benhansen74 Nov 20, 1:58 p.m.

    Now, now don't be too silly. He does have a lot of donors to thank, but they'll be getting their thanks as his term moves forward over the next four years. He just wants to get in gear so he can find out what Art Pope has planned for him to do with the State. Fracking takes a while to get started, too.

  • superman Nov 20, 1:46 p.m.

    Goning to have to cancel a lot of engagements and appointments to work him in my schedule. I am really anxious to help Bev move out of town.

  • cucamelsmd15 Nov 20, 1:46 p.m.

    "Man that's a lot of celebrations."

    The people of this state should also be celebrating, considering what we got rid of.

  • wral mods blow close my account Nov 20, 1:45 p.m.

    All right GOP you have until Jan 6 to solve all of NC problems. No excuses. You are entirely in control.

  • Jimm57 Nov 20, 1:44 p.m.

    Its OK Dookie, I got yur back

  • NotAgain Nov 20, 1:44 p.m.

    Let the party begin. Time to pay the piper.

  • Sumo Vita Nov 20, 1:37 p.m.

    Clearly, McCrony has a lot of big donors to thank.

  • Dukefan1 Nov 20, 1:19 p.m.

    Who's paying for all this partying?

  • csui Nov 20, 1:18 p.m.

    Either he's eager to get to work or eager to spend the taxpayers money! I'm not sure which one the Governor elect is yet!

  • walences Nov 20, 1:05 p.m.

    Did all the republicons move to NC while the remainder of the country goes Democrat? I am ashamed of our state.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 20, 1:03 p.m.

    Can't come soon enough. Then the Post-Perdue recovery can begin.

  • Bartmeister Nov 20, 12:58 p.m.

    Man that's a lot of celebrations.

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