Rep. Graig Meyer (@GraigMeyer )

Rep. Graig Meyer

Bio Representing House District 50 (Orange, Caswell) in the North Carolina General Assembly. Educator. Social Worker. Pragmatic Idealist.
Location Chapel Hill, NC
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Account created 16-06-2009 03:04:52
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iPhone : Were thrilled to share this spot for Jason Cain who is on a No Fail Mission to flip HD-51 blue and ensure no North Carolina student is left behind! #flipncblue NC House Democrats Now or Never NC FLIP NC The Long Leaf Pine Slate Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
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Twitter Web App : I'm a big fan of arts education. I'd love to shoutout my high school drama teacher, Peter Davignon. Theater helped me learn how to interpret the world and figure out my place in it. And it helped prepare me for politics too!
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Twitter Web App : My district includes the county with the #1 level of educational attainment (Orange), and the county that is #91 (Caswell). The kids in Orange aren't any smarter, but the schools are WAAAAYYYYY better funded. I will never be ok with that type of gap.
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Twitter Web App : It's not hard to figure out how to have enough teachers:
1⃣ Recruit them and prepare them well
2⃣ Pay them.
3⃣ Treat them with respect, as professionals.
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Twitter Web App : Please. Pretty Please. With a 🍒on top.
Can we just agree that everyone should have access to broadband in 2020?
Wouldn't that be one victory that seems especially useful in this crappy year? 🍨
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Twitter Web App : Raise teacher pay to the national average or above.
And let's get back to valuing teachers as the experts on education. Give them more time to learn from one another as we proposed in HB931
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Twitter Web App : The A-F system we have now is so stupid. It's probably literally the worst system for assessing school performance in the entire country. Our bills call for creating a wholly new school assessment that relies on multiple measures.
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Twitter Web App : Our bills would add significant appropriations for early childhood literacy. And there's so much that we need to do in order to fulfill NC's Early Childhood Action Plan.
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Twitter Web App : P.S. White kids benefit from having teacher of color too. This effort isn't just for poor black/brown kids.

Twitter Web App : But we know that recruiting teachers isn't enough. We would also require the State Board to track our retention of teachers of color. Local schools need to value their role and leadership, especially in addressing equity challenges within schools.

Twitter Web App : Our bills would require the State Board of Education to set teacher diversity goals for the first time. We would fund the Teaching Fellows program and other initiatives to draw people of color into the profession. 1/2
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Twitter Web App : I started working in NC Public Schools in 1998. At that time, NC was the hot place for a young educator to start a career! It's a shame that we've fallen so far since then. And our low-wealth and rural schools have fallen even further behind.
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Twitter Web App : I'm really excited to be joining this chat!
I'm very proud to be the primary sponsor of HB1129, and all of my colleagues sponsoring these bills are ready to lead on education!
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iPhone : Oklahoma voters chose to expand Medicaid yesterday.
Why haven’t North Carolina’s Republicans taken this step?
It’s clearly time for new leadership in the NCGA. NC House Democrats
#BreakTheMajority #VoteBlue
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iPhone : The Republican party officially announced something we already knew: they’re targeting my race. My district is one of the 7. Trump won in 16 but I won in 18 by 415 votes. Donate before June 30th to send a message that this seat will stay blue!
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