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Fitzsimon: Republicans' retreat not reassuring

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The Republican leadership of the General Assembly seems to have backed off for now on their plans to slash eligibility for N.C. Pre-K and completely privatize the program.

That’s welcome news, but not very reassuring since there is no indication of a change in philosophy among legislative leaders. And the think tanks that support them continue to push to privatize everything they can from public schools to liquor sales.

The temporary retreat came after the leadership’s draconian preschool proposals created a firestorm of protest from advocates for children and from Gov. Beverly Perdue and it came at a committee meeting where Rep. George Cleveland declared that no one in North Carolina is living in extreme poverty.

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