Sam Evett: Slow-starving public schools

July 29, 2013 

Slow-starving schools

Why didn’t the Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly just eliminate funding for public schools and implement a voucher system? If they really believe that’s the best way to provide public education, then why didn’t they do it?

They have chosen the cruelest possible course of action by slowly starving the public schools until they die from lack of funding. We will all have to stand by helplessly and watch as quality declines and students and teachers leave.

Maybe if everyone bails out of public education before vouchers are in place, they won’t even have to provide vouchers. Is this some kind of payback against the N.C. Association of Educators for supporting Democrats?

As a native North Carolinian, I was raised to think the best of people. Therefore, I’ll prefer to think that the Republicans are appallingly short-sighted.

Sam Evett


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