DonorsChoose Not to Help Elect Jeff Tarte

The non-profit organization, DonorsChoose, has taken the high road.

The NCGA GOP put $200,000 in the 2019 budget for DonorsChoose, dedicating the use of those funds for school supplies, but only for schools in the new election district of GOP State Senator Jeff Tarte. The charity pointed out it was not consulted about this and only learned about it via Twitter.

"We cannot accept the funding outlined in the budget provision unless it’s changed to equitably support teachers and students throughout North Carolina," the DonorsChoose statement said. "We're grateful to Senator Tarte for looking to support students and teachers in his district. But other districts (including those with more students from low-income households) would not receive such support, which makes this budget provision feel against the spirit of our mission to fight education inequity and to serve where the need is greatest."

There may be amendments to the budget afterall.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article212185489.html#storylink=cpy

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