Sen. Berger Compares Teacher Assistants to Manual Typewriters
On October 27, Senator Phil Berger gave a speech on public education reform at Best NC's second annual legislative gathering. His speech raised questions about schools of education in NC and the future of teacher assistants. This raises concerns because Berger has been known for his history of trying to get rid of teacher assistants in NC.
On Teacher Assistants:
“Research shows teacher assistants don’t have a meaningful impact on student’s academic outcomes…but here in North Carolina this year we will spend almost $400 million dollars on teacher assistants next year. I equate it to an office supply business that chooses to continue to invest in manual typewriters.”