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New poll: Strong voter support for public schools and teachers; strong opposition to the legislature’s funding cuts

The latest NC Policy Watch Carolina Issues Poll is out and, once again, the notion being spread by the Pope-Civitas/Real Distortions crowd that North Carolinians have given up on public education is shown to be, in a word, “baloney.”

As today’s poll shows, people like their schools a lot; they’re just worried about them and think we need to invest more to make them work better. 

No wonder the distorters are launching their strange and silly billboard tour tomorrow to go along with their gazillion dollar TV ad campaign (and still refusing to say who is paying for the whole mess); they know the public is lining up against them and Tea Party Thom Tillis and are madly searching for a way out of the political hole they’ve dug.  

 

 

4 Comments


  1. david esmay

    April 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    It’s obvious to everyone but the Republicans in the NC GA, the public has rejected the conservative agenda in regards to everything, but especially their policies on education. The grim truth is that one political party, (and only one), the Republican, has broken with the ethic of responsibility that until now has governed thinking and behavior on public education.
    All of them, Tillis, Berger, Stam, and those who represent the right on a national level are starting from the same platform, that is to privatize the common wealth, meaning everything from education to the park system, to SS and medicare, in order to maximize the power of the wealthiest among us, while minimizing the ability of average citizens to have a say in their own governance and the education of their children.
    They sell these ideas from made up numbers, propaganda,(i.e. the Real Solutions parade), and depend on the media to spread this information as “opinion”, or worse, the “truth”. If it weren’t for the money behind them and a media that has forgotten it’s obligation to educate and inform, none of these people would be considered viable candidates for public office.

  2. Frank Burns

    April 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Here’s the bottom line. Everybody is for education, just like everybody is for Mom and apple pie, but try and raise our taxes any more and the story will be different. There is a pot of money out there called Pre K (free daycare) and that should be used if there are funding needs for education.

  3. Doug

    April 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

    My question is why were public schools doing so poorly before the cutbacks when times were better? What was the excuse then ?

  4. Jack

    April 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Education in schools today is not relevant to the real life experience of today’s student. The national education system is operating on an 18th and 19th century model to prepare students to live and work in an agrarian or industrial age economy and society. With no guarantee of success Bill Gates dropped out of college to do something he believed to be relevant. Relevance captures the imagination of both students and teachers.

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