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Perdue: Budget harms schools, teachers

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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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Thank you Governor Perdue for

Thank you Governor Perdue for looking out for the little people of North Carolina. This shows your strength that all who voted for you know you have. Keep up the good work.

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart