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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Teacher Pay Myth and Other Budget Observations

By Terry Stoops
Carolina Journal

Gov. Mike Easley’s proposed budget for education starts from a number of faulty assumptions. Teacher pay, high school reform, and class-size reductions are among the spending items that grow in his budget plan despite a lack of evidence that they improve education in North Carolina.

Here are some of the facts behind the myths and some recommendations about how to use the money better.


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