Asked to make a false choice between two unpalatable budget options, an NC educator deftly demonstrated that he is smarter than the NC GOP wing nut idealogues who claimed that they wanted to hear from him.
At a budget meeting earlier this month that House members invited superintendents to attend, Cumberland County Superintendent Frank Till, when asked to choose between higher teacher raises and fewer teacher assistants or smaller raises where the assistants kept their jobs, said he would “do something to raise revenue.”
Bravo Dr. Till! NC citizens prefer option three also. The GOP legislative loons refuse to acknowledge the elephant in the room.
“Governor McCrory and legislative Republicans are desperate for an election-year Band-Aid and have offered every gimmick they can think of to avoid accountability for their staggering fiscal recklessness,” [Senate Minority Leader Dan] Blue, a Raleigh Democrat, said in a statement.
Pat and the Tillisberger made a choice to give the money to Art Pope rather than to teachers and they are sticking with that choice, even though the consequences of that choice are more dire than originally thought.