Governor Perdue takes to the Op-Ed pages

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.

Comments

I hope the Governor will stand up for education.

She has shown lately that she is not afraid to stand up to Republicans.
It is good she is writing op ed pieces, but people don't read those like they used to.

The Governor could get the net roots on her side by vetoing the bill that would strip the right of local communities to set up fast affordable broadband. She needs some help getting her message out from the net roots. It would also help attracting new businesses and the jobs they would create.