Smart educators

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.


What is it they say in court?

Don't ask a question when you don't already know the answer? Something along those lines. Dr. Till just taught the committee members that lesson. Good for him.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

The NCGOP false dilemma

Say there, Dr. Superintendent, would you prefer to be kicked in the teeth or punched in the nose? Those are the two choices Mr. Pope has allowed.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014