State Board Chair weighs in on budget

State Board of Education Chair Bill Harrison has weighed in on the Republican budget on his blog and he is not too happy about it. The first two sentences make that clear.

The state budget passed by the General Assembly today is one of the most disappointing pieces of legislation I have seen in my 30 years in education. Lawmakers have clearly chosen to put politics before the needs of students and in making that choice, they have let all of North Carolina down.

Harrison is right. Read his whole take. It is worth your time.

2 Comments

  1. Alex

    June 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Why doesn’t Bill cut his big salary and donate it to the students ?

  2. Doug

    June 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

    The charter movement is absolutely one of the most profound changes in American education, bringing new options to underserved communities and introducing competition and innovation into the education system,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan told attendees at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual conference last week.
    Bill needs to get on board and quit thinking about the past !