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Greensboro N&R calls out lawmakers on school funding claims

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 27, 2013 @ 8:55 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Today’s lead editorial in the Greensboro News & Record [1]provides a civics lesson for conservative state House members trying to escape responsibility for the state’s declining commitment to public education:

“Stung by ‘outrageous claims’ that they cut school spending, N.C. House Republicans responded with a ‘fact sheet’ that blames cities and counties….

This is a dodge. In North Carolina, state funds cover the bulk of K-12 costs because the state constitution assigns responsibility to the legislature. Local governments are allowed to supplement state appropriations for school operating expenses but are not required to do so….

After terming the GOP claims a “shabby political strategy,” the editorial concludes this way:

“If Republican legislators want to shift that burden to local governments, they’ll have to rewrite the constitution.”

To which, all a body can say is: Don’t give these guys any ideas!

Read the entire editorial by clicking here [1].

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[1] lead editorial in the Greensboro News & Record : http://www.news-record.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/article_f7c0a362-0e8f-11e3-8eb2-0019bb30f31a.html

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