The latest ad from Democratic candidate Roy Cooper features a teacher talking about how teachers have to buy supplies for their jobs, and how she decided to move to another state that pays teachers more.
“Gov. Pat McCrory talks about raising our pay, but he tried to cut education funding to its lowest budget share in over 30 years,” she says. “Like over 2,000 other teachers, I’m having to move to another state so I can do what I love and make ends meet. Someone needs to fix this.”
PolitiFact North Carolina looked into the claim that McCrory “tried to cut education funding to its lowest budget share in over 30 years.”
It turns out that while that’s partially accurate, it’s not nearly the whole story. So read on for the details about all the context left out of the ad that led to it only receiving a Half True.
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Speaker: Roy Cooper
Statement: Says Gov. Pat McCrory “tried to cut education funding to its lowest budget share in over 30 years.”
Ruling: The claim is technically accurate but is missing a lot of important context, such as the fact that McCrory later revised his budget proposal to give a larger share to education. Because of that, it’s rated Half True.