Blasting the GOP's cuts to education:
Too many of our school teachers are already buying classroom materials out of pocket, but the General Assembly wants to cut funding for school supplies by 42 percent.
They want to terminate tens of thousands of teacher assistants, K-12 teachers, university faculty, community college instructors and administrators at every level. They have taken aim at teachers who educate our gifted students, and our high-needs students - with no regard for the children they serve.
Veto, Veto, Veto. There's $630 million set aside for tax cuts and a 1 cent sales tax that could make all the difference in the world for teachers and students, but the GOP's not going to give those up without a fight. Win or lose, it's a fight that must happen.