It’s no secret in Raleigh that Republican leaders are worried about the political fallout from the cuts to education they made in the budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Pat McCrory this summer.
And they should be.
School systems across the state have lost teaching positions, fired teacher assistants and been forced to increase class sizes. Funding for supplies and textbooks and classroom support has been cut. The budget to replace school buses was reduced too, meaning older buses are still on the road taking kids to schools.
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