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As you’re probably aware, Governor McCrory has ignited a bit of a controversy in recent days with his decision to slip outside the Capitol Building to toss a baseball around with a security guard (under the weird gaze of aid Thomas Stith) at the same time that his staff told citizens delivering a petition with more than 16,000 signatures asking him not to approve plans to increase class sizes in public schools that he was unavailable and in a meeting. (See the photos below.)

According to the Governor’s strangely combative statement from press spokeswoman Kim Genardo, however, the Guv didn’t slip outside until after the petition was delivered.  Why, if true, that would matter is not entirely clear, but that appears to be the story McCrory is sticking to.

What was more interesting about the statement was this  portion reported by Rob Christensen of the News & Observer: Read More

The good people at Action NC and Progress NC are out with some new poll results courtesy of Public Policy Polling. The poll asked North Carolina voters four questions about education policy during the last week of  April. Here’s the Action NC release:

Majority of NC voter oppose school vouchers, limiting pre-K
New poll finds strong opposition to many forms of education disinvestment currently under consideration at General Assembly

Raleigh – More than 60 percent of North Carolina voters oppose a school voucher plan currently under consideration at the General Assembly, according to a new poll just released by Action NC and Progress NC. Read More