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Wilmington Star News: Fund public schools first

In case you missed it, the Wlimington Star News posted an excellent editorial yesterday afternoon about the latest, warmed-over school voucher proposal at the General Assembly. After noting the excellent reporting by Sarah Ovaska here at NC Policy Watch about a lawmaker junket to Florida sponsored by a pro-voucher lobby group, the editorial has this to say:

“If Republican lawmakers are truly interested in improving the public schools, they should stop trying to dismantle them and work on reducing class sizes, improving teacher training, putting more resources into extra tutoring for students who are behind, and stop taking money away for supplies, technology, textbooks and teachers.”

To which, all a body can say is AMEN!

You can read the entire editorial by clicking here.

 

3 Comments

  1. Jeff S

    May 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Improving public schools? Did he actually just say that?

    The people who are setting Republican policies — the ones our legislators are rubber-stamping — are actively trying to dismantle public schools. Pretending otherwise is naive.

  2. Frank Burns

    May 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    The Republicans are improving the public schools by offering more options for parents such as Charter, private and home schooling. That’s a lot of students that are no longer attending public schools. This can’t help but reduce class size.

  3. Doug

    May 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    You can’t keep doing it the same old way, and expecting different results Jeff. I believe that’s the definition of stupidity where I come from..