Uncategorized

Tata hubbub should not impact school funding

WRAL.com reported last evening that the controversy swirling around the dismissal of former Wake schools superintendent Anthony Tata might somehow have an impact on school funding.

The story quoted conservative Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble as indicating that the move could interfere with the commissioners approving a needed bond referendum for next year. Coble called the dismissal “a slap in the face.”

Let’s hope Coble isn’t truly serious. While high emotions during such a tumultuous week are perhaps understandable, the notion that conservative county commissioners would punish students and teachers for years to come over a personnel disagreement is, by any fair assessment, outrageous.

As the story also noted, the Wake schools continue to grow at a rapid pace with thousands of children joining the system every year. Let’s hope that adults of all political persuasions put the events of the last few days aside when making decisions about how to handle such a critical challenge. And let’s also hope that Tata, who has supported a new bond, does the honorable thing and counsels Coble and his conservative friends to calm down.

 

One Comment


  1. Jeff S

    September 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    As if Coble really needs another excuse to oppose school funding.

Check Also

Editorial: GOP budget proposal is “monument to bad management”

This morning’s Capitol Broadcasting Company editorial on WRAL.com ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

More than a month after a deadline to correct faulty campaign finance reports, N.C. Sen. Ralph Hise [...]

Even before he dropped the gavel on the Senate Finance Committee meeting, Sen. Jerry Tillman, a noto [...]

The $23 billion budget deal speeding through the N.C. General Assembly this week includes a platoon [...]

Royal Diadem Jewelers in Greensboro sets itself apart in a number of small ways - fast and friendly [...]

The final budget that lawmakers have proposed fails to strengthen the foundation of North Carolina’s [...]

Most of the initial headlines about the final budget agreement announced Monday afternoon by legisla [...]

Unexplained, backroom maneuver would rob already underfunded anti-poverty program There’s no denying [...]

Women and their access to health care has been in the news these past few months, as the plan to rep [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more