House Speaker Thom Tillis made a startling statement Wednesday in his Rocky Mount town hall meeting, responding to a question about a local school superintendent worried about the effect of budget cuts on his system.
Tillis said that superintendents were “playing politics.” That is quite a claim, that people in charge of making sure children across North Carolina receive the sound, basic education the state constitution guarantees them are putting political considerations ahead of what is best for their students.
But it is not the first time Tillis and his Republican colleagues have made it, as they desperately try to deflect the blame for the damage their budget is inflicting on public education across the state.
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