Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:48
N.C. Republican leaders rolled out what they called a major education reform bill Monday. It’s not difficult to see how politics is playing a role. School superintendents statewide marshaled forces recently to lambast lawmakers for imprudent cuts that have slammed schools. Teachers, nonprofits and public policy groups have been giving legislators an earful as well. So the Republican-dominated N.C. legislature is feeling the sting of harsh criticism for its actions. This reform package seems to be the lawmakers’ answer to the criticism and complaints. Senate leader Phil Berger said he expects the ideas to draw broad support. It will hardly be welcomed by the people who are shouting the loudest in protest of the legislature’s funding cuts. This plan doesn’t restore any of the $1.5 billion lawmakers required school districts to return to the state for the current school year.
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Education Reform? Looks Like Politics
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
N.C. Republican leaders rolled out what they called a major education reform bill Monday. It’s not difficult to see how...