Marguerite LeBlanc: Quite a yarn

August 18, 2013 

Quite a yarn

Regarding the Aug. 13 news article “N.C. schools chief June Atkinson says test scores will drop this year”: Imagine the elected representative from a small area of Wake County having the arrogance to tell the holder of a statewide elected position that she should “stick to her own knitting.” The motivation for this rude, sexist comment? The officeholder, June Atkinson, was doing the job she was elected to do: looking out for the best interest of all the state’s schoolchildren. Surely Paul “Skip” Stam can come up with a legitimate defense for the voucher program he pushed through the General Assembly and does not need to stoop to mocking female elected officials. Does anyone think he would have made such a comment if the head of Public Instruction were a man?

If my nana were still around, she’d say Mr. Stam had gotten too big for his britches.

Marguerite LeBlanc, Raleigh

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