So much for Republicans' heated claims they're fully funding education:
After the meeting, the system issued a statement saying it was evaluating the state budget and “the devastating effect it will have on our school family” in the coming fiscal years. “Craven County Schools has worked very hard to protect the positions of the staff which are committed to working tirelessly every day to provide the best education for our students,” the statement said. “The district can no longer absorb positions through attrition based on the cuts we are faced for 2013 and 2014.”
There's no doubt that similar meetings are or will be taking place in nearly all of NC's 100 counties, and they should be followed by meetings of disgruntled parents. Whether or not over half of those parents realize they brought this about with their poor choices in the voting booth remains to be seen, which is why it's so important to continue with protests, vigils, and social media advocacy.
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