From the looks of it, no one has bothered to tell the new Republican leaders of the General Assembly that it's Teacher Appreciation Week.
We celebrate our teachers because they are the men and women responsible for preparing our future workforce — for ensuring that the people of North Carolina remain competitive, sharp, innovative and smart.
But, under the House budget passed this week — a vote taken without bringing educators to the negotiating table — North Carolina's classrooms, colleges, teachers and children will become the victims of some staggering cuts.
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