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Wilmington Star News: Fund public schools first

Posted By Rob Schofield On May 24, 2012 @ 9:14 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]In case you missed it, the Wlimington Star News posted an excellent editorial [2] yesterday afternoon about the latest, warmed-over school voucher proposal [3] at the General Assembly. After noting the excellent reporting by Sarah Ovaska [4]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 [5].

 


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Florida-junket.jpg

[2] an excellent editorial: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120523/ARTICLES/120529857?Title=Editorial-Instead-of-subsidizing-private-schools-focus-on-public-schools-needs

[3] the latest, warmed-over school voucher proposal: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=h1104

[4] the excellent reporting by Sarah Ovaska : http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/05/17/nc-legislators-get-miami-trip-campaign-funds-from-school-voucher-group/

[5] by clicking here: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120523/ARTICLES/120529857?p=1&tc=pg

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