Is this a real conflict, or merely good cop, bad cop:
Prospects looked bright in May after the House restored $3.3 million in funding in its budget, enough to start a new class of college freshmen on their way to education degrees and careers as teachers. But the Senate budget did not fund the program, and senators prevailed when the final 2012-13 supplementary budget emerged from the House-Senate conference committee.
Real conflict or not, if Republicans in the House think they'll get a pass because they "tried" to fund this (and eugenics compensation), they're sorely mistaken. They own this stupid move just as much as Senate Republicans do, and every time they mention "good teachers", somebody needs to call bullshit outloud.
It's hard to understand why such a relatively inexpensive program, one that has provided scholarships to thousands of deserving, hard-working and talented North Carolinians since it began in 1987, was killed. Certainly, no one in the legislative leadership provides any coherent rationale.
That's because they can't give the real reason without paying for it in November: Their goal is to destroy public education as we know it, and create some pseudo public-private partnership thingie which would probably have prospective teachers Greco-Roman wrestling or competing in a Biblical Jeopardy match to see who gets the jobs.
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