New N.C. state budget guts many teaching programs

The Macon County News reports that the new North Carolina budget will either gut or outright eliminate a number of teaching programs in the state, including the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, slated for a phase-out beginning in 2012; the North Carolina Teacher Cadet Program, which is eliminated; the North Carolina Teacher Academy, which is eliminated; and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, for which funding was cut in half.