Sobering thoughts on the downward spiral in NC public schools

From the guy who writes the checks.

... the budget cuts are going to start negatively impacting the performance of our kids. The school districts are leaner, meaner. I’m not going to argue that point, but I think they’ve just gotten exhausted and can’t keep it up.

It's bad all around, but poor, rural schools are getting shafted way worse than schools in more affluent counties. Which plays right into Art Pope's business model. Keep a majority of black kids in over-crowded, under-funded schools so they'll grow up to provide a steady stream of ignorant customers to fill his crappy Dollar stores.