The New Yorker story by Jane Mayer about the influence of Art Pope is now online. It’s titled, “State for Sale: A conservative multimillionaire has taken control in North Carolina, one of 2012′s top battlegrounds.”
Much of the story will be familiar to people who follow North Carolina politics, but it is interesting to read a national reporter’s take on what is happening here.
Mayer provides a lot of background and context about Pope’s influence and plenty of quotes from Pope himself. There will no doubt be a lot of discussion of the article in the next few days.
Here’s just one interesting tidbit. Mayer quotes the Locke Foundation’s Roy Cordato saying he opposes “compulsory education” for minors.
In other words, Cordato does not believe that parents should be required to make sure their children attend some of school—public, private or even a home school.
And you wondered where the extremist agenda in North Carolina comes from.