Yesterday, I wrote a story about the House Education Committee’s debate over SB 337, a bill that includes language allowing public charter schools to employ a higher percentage of uncertified teachers than current law allows.
In that story, I quoted Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) as having said, “In my county, public schools are doing a lousy job.”
Rep. Pittman emailed me to point out the fact that I misquoted him in my story. Upon review of audio made available late yesterday on voterradio.com, I realized that in fact I did not hear Rep. Pittman correctly and I misquoted him in my story. What Rep. Pittman actually said was:
“And I know in the case of my family, the public school’s doing a lousy job of teaching my kids.”
I apologized to Rep. Pittman and corrected my story to accurately reflect what he said.