Regarding the news article “14 public school advocates arrested outside McCrory’s office”: As if the governor’s June 15 snubbing of the 20-mile educator marchers wasn’t a poor enough choice, his equally poor excuse-making was notable. I hope there will yet be a meeting, with media in attendance. The discourse would be a credit to the governor and serve the public interest, because many believe state funding of public education is still quite inadequate.
Marchers’ blistered feet are now healing, but there is a more lasting injury: that done to us all by keeping available funds hidden under the bed for some undefined rainy day use. For public education in North Carolina, it’s raining every day.
Leo Briere, marcher