RALEIGH – Since 2011, when the Republicans took over the N.C. General Assembly, and especially since 2013 when they were reinforced by a Republican governor, Democrats have attacked the Right on the education front. Not paying teachers enough, not raising their salaries far enough, not letting men use girls locker rooms, not letting the radical wannabe unions dictate every facet of education — you name it, the Democrats manufactured outrage and smears about it.
None of it was ever true, of course, evidenced by the Republicans’ years long track record of elevating teacher pay, education funding, and encouraging more choice in education.
But now, in the midst of a Pandemic Panic, while private businesses are fighting to reopen against executive edicts, public schools are fighting to stay closed. Democrats, the same ones that whined that Republicans don’t care about education, suddenly think appeasing misguided collective fear over the coronavirus is preferable to the in-person education of children.
Governor Roy Cooper, through unilateral executive decree, WILL NOT LET a public school open for traditional in-person instruction, regardless of how little their community is effected by the virus, and despite the mountain of scientific evidence that schools are, at worst, a very low risk environment for spreading the virus.
Plenty of parents have a problem with that; and they showed up to the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh to call on Roy Cooper to allow an all in-person option, of let students use the education dollars appropriated by the legislature elsewhere.