Cooper signs class size fix bill; Senator maintains like ‘Groundhog Day’ problems will be back next year

Governor Roy Cooper wasted little time on Thursday in signing the latest version of House Bill 13, which eases the state mandate to slash class sizes next year. HB13 will save thousands of specialty teachers from being dismissed this year, but it will also require regular reports from local superintendents confirming they are cooperating with the budget mandate.

This week on News & Views we discuss HB 13 with state Senator Mike Woodard, who believes the compromise merely kicks the can down the road for one-year without making a serious commitment to funding North Carolina’s arts, music and PE classes.

Click below for a preview of Chris Fitzsimon’s radio interview with Sen. Woodard that airs this weekend:

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