Democratic Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina must rally hate Blacks. He wants to condemn them to attend failed schools.
Maybe he is afraid that if they go to good schools and receive a good education, they will no longer vote for Democrats.
The state legislature already passed the bill, but Cooper says he will veto it. He even had the audacity to declare it an emergency. He must really want to keep the good schools as lily-white as they can be.
Cooper accused Republicans of trying to starve public education. That’s not what they were doing, but the idea sounds really good to me.
If public schools were a private business, they would go bankrupt within five years. It is an inferior product that costs a ton of money in order to get disastrous results.
For years we were told that if teachers were paid more money, they would do a better job. Well, we have thrown a lot of money to the teachers, but students’ results continue down the Johnny flusher.
“It’s clear that the Republican legislature is aiming to choke the life out of public education. I am declaring this state of emergency because you need to know what’s happening.
“Our teachers deserve better pay and more respect, but the legislature wants to give them neither one.”
Investigative researcher Parker Thayer said:
“Unbelievable. Roy Cooper is now actually evoking emergency powers to fight veto-proof school choice bills passed by the legislature. Legislation is not an emergency.”
Cooper said that the budget would mean cuts for programs in public schools, but Republicans countered that the plan would increase school choice for more parents and families.
A spokesperson for Senate leader Phil Berger excoriated Cooper’s announcement in a brief statement.
“Meaningless publicity stunts do nothing to improve educational outcomes in our state,” said Randy Brechbiel. “The House and Senate will continue working together to put forward budget proposals that address the needs of students and parents.”
Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson also criticized Cooper.
“Once again, we see leaders in government telling you that they know what’s best for your child,” he tweeted. “Our Governor has gone so far as to use the words ‘state of emergency’ as a political prop. However, words like this weren’t said when Democrats had control of the legislature and teachers were receiving pay cuts and being furloughed.”