Butterfield cleared in House ethics probe of travel spending–Source: WRAL

Washington — The House Ethics Committee has dropped an investigation into how North Carolina 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield and five other lawmakers spent federal travel funds while visiting foreign countries, citing a lack of evidence and confusion over rules on the use of such money. (Read more)

Note: I felt strongly that my Congressman would be cleared. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Interesting Comments About SouthWest Edgecombe High School Testing Probe

In response to: Pinetops NC: SouthWest Edgecombe High School Principal John Westberg Has Been Moved To Phillips Middle School As An Assistant Principal And Raymond Privott Will Continue To Serve As The Interim Principal

Are you sure your source is correct on Westburg’s reassignment to Phillips School? Phillips has not had an Assistant Principal in several years due to low enrollment. The new Principal, who will start after students return from the holidays, was Assistant Principal at West Edgecombe. His former AP position is vacant, in addition to the AP position at W. A. Pattillo Elementary. In Edgecombe County, Assistant Principals are testing coordinators for middle schools on down. If Westburg was alledgedly involved in testing procedures at the high school, why put him in the midst of testing procedures at another school? Is anyone thinking about the credibility of the school system, the children and the “experts” involved in school testing? Has this been going on at the school and he just continued doing it, did he bring this type of behavior with him from his previous school or is this something that should be looked at since it involved student athletes? Parents in Edgecombe County should be very concerned about the quality of education that their children are receiving. Who is involved in the interviewing process and just how is it handled when hiring someone outside the county? Nepotism has no place in education or anywhere else. However, Edgecombe County school system is known for its politics. It’s time to “wake up” in the words of Spike Lee in school days. The mind is too important to waste. We will always get what we always get in education because we always sit quietly by and do what we always do….nothing…insanity.

Note: This sounds like someone that may be from the inside or atleast an educator. Oh well interesting. Very!! C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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