If only state legislative leaders would pay attention to these people
It goes on for nearly five hours so you probably can’t watch the whole thing, but if you haven’t checked it out yet, watch some of this video provided by WRAL.com in which school superintendents from throughout the state tell the truth about state budget cuts to education,
Interestingly and tellingly, House Speaker Thom Tillis’ #1 deputy (i.e. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger) waited until the end of the day to weigh in with one insipid and uninformed tweet:
“Gov Perdue continues to spread misinformation about education and
#ncga. We’ve restored more than 2,000 of the state-funded teachers she cut”
Earth to Senator Berger: Watch the video. There’s plenty of blame to go around on public education, but the hard truth is that Perdue and the Democrats did a decent job of surviving a Great Recession-induced state budget free-fall. You and Tillis took a situation that was on the rebound that could have been made substantially better and instead made it much worse with your absurd and ill-timed tax cuts.