This breaks my heard to read. As a public school teacher in the state of North Carolina, I’m so saddened to know that those creating educational policy haven’t any idea of the implications of their current actions.
If you want to see any kind of positive growth in the state, you need to hold education as a top priority.
Yvonne Brannan of Public Schools First NC sent the following comment:
“It is a tragic day in NC for our public schools, their teachers and students. The cuts to education reflect a very aggressive attack on public education. Eliminating $110 million for teacher assistants, eliminating teacher tenure, eliminating class size limits for K-3, no raise again this year, all of these unnecessary cuts wipe out three decades of steady progress. The most damaging is allowing for our hard earned tax dollars to be transferred to private schools. The privatization of public schools threatens the very cornerstone of our democracy and violates our state constitution. This is beyond comprehension and represents the worst public policy I have ever witnessed in NC History. These cuts to public education will have a direct impact at the classroom level, impacting every single one of our 1.5 million public school children. The General Assembly has…
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